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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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Biking from Carlisle to Great Ormond Street - without moving an inch

A host of local business people hopped on their bikes to cycle hundreds of miles from Carlisle to a famous London children’s hospital – without leaving The Lanes.

Lanes charity cycle photo
Debenhams staff, from left, Steve Wilson, Nick Halbert and Julie Jackson

Relay teams from Debenhams, McVities, Innovia Films in Wigton, BHS and Tesco were all competing against each other to rack up the miles as part of a national charity challenge.

The cyclists were aiming to reach a 308-mile target on static bikes, the distance from the city to Great Ormond Street hospital.

The money raised from the challenge is being split between the hospital and city-based children’s hospice Jigsaw.

The team started the One Great Day challenge, being held in 11 shopping centres across the country, on Friday and finished on Saturday afternoon.

David Jackson, commercial director of The Lanes, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be a part of One Great Day. Hosting an event like this gives us the chance to give something back to support the wonderful work of Jigsaw and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.”

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