A group cycle challenge will see a combined distance of 80 miles covered for charity.

This is part of homebuilders Genesis Homes’ and Russel Armer Homes’ choice to raise money throughout the year for the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

One of the main fundraisers will see eight members of staff cycle in a relay format to and from the company’s completed or ongoing housing developments, with each participant completing at least 10 miles.

Jo Ratcliffe, who is leading the fundraising drive at Genesis Homes, said: “Cycling between Genesis Homes developments was something we thought would be a fun but very challenging activity which helps spread the fundraiser throughout the county, and it’s a challenge our colleagues have really got behind.

“They’ve put the miles in ahead of the activity so they’re really determined to make this a really impactful event, and we hope members of the communities we will pass come out to support us and spur us on when legs get tired.”

Scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 20, the cycling will commence at 8:00 am with the first cyclist setting off from Genesis Homes’ Beckstones development at Rheda North Park, in Frizington.

There will then be stops at developments in Stainburn, Brigham, Wigton, Burgh-by-Sands, Cumwhinton, Armathwaite, Calthwaite and Carleton.

From Carleton, all participants will bring the action to an end by cycling together to the finishing line at the Lonsdale Park development, in Hackthorpe, where a glass of Prosecco will be awaiting them at around 5:20 pm.

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