Specsavers in Mexborough has been inspired by the arrival of the cycling event that comes to the region this summer and decided to host a cycleton to raise funds for Back Up Trust.

The cycleton took place from 23-28 June in the Mexborough store; over the six days the team covered an impressive 118 miles which is what the professional cyclists will cover on the first day of the cycling race.

Lorna Armitage, store director at Mexborough Specsavers, explains: ‘You can’t help but feel excited about the arrival of this summer’s cycling event – it’s probably a once in a lifetime experience for all of us. We’ve decided to take inspiration and celebrate the event by getting on our bike and turning our pedal power into much needed funds for Back Up.

‘It will be a team effort and I applaud every one of them for getting into the spirit of the occasion and taking part. I’d urge people to come down, cheer them on and help top up the charity tin. 118 miles is no mean feat so all support and donations will be very much appreciated.’

Back Up is for everyone affected by spinal cord injury, regardless of age, level of injury, or background. Services include mentoring, wheelchair skills training and activity courses as well as support in getting back to work or school after an injury. All of Back Up’s services help to build confidence and independence.

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