Otter Nurseries staff saddle up to help Macmillan Cancer Support

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 August 2013

Phil Dix, sundries buyer at Otter Nurseries takes to the static bike to complete his leg of the challenge

Phil Dix, sundries buyer at Otter Nurseries takes to the static bike to complete his leg of the challenge

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STAFF at Otter Nurseries got an idea of what Tour De France winner Chris Froome had to contend with last month when they took part in a charity bike challenge.

100 staff members from the Ottery garden centre took it in turns to ride a 15 minute stint on a static bike which simulated stages 19 to 21 of the tour. The team covered nearly 300 miles throughout the three day event and raised £5000 for Macmillian Cancer Support in the process.

Keith White, team leader at Otter Nurseries, organised the event and said there had been a great team spirit and everyone involved had put in a real effort.

He said: “Two years ago, I lost my father to cancer, and Macmillan supported me and my family through our sad loss.”

Otter Nurseries will be hosting a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Saturday, September 28, when 50p from every coffee sold will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.


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