A TEAM of workers have got on their bikes for two charities.

The group from North Lanarkshire Council’s repairs and maintenance provider Morrison Scotland have completed a charity bike ride in aid of homeless charity Shelter and St Andrew’s Hospice.

The seven riders from North Lanarkshire and Perth completed the 58 mile journey from Morrison’s Perth office to its Coatbridge depot in one day.

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The road riders were helped out in their fundraising by their colleagues in Coatbridge who took it in turns to ride an exercise bike, clocking up an impressive 115 miles during the day.

After notching up 173 miles on and off the road, the team managed to raise over £860 for its two charities.

The funds will now be split evenly between Shelter and Morrison Scotland’s charity partner St Andrew’s Hospice.

Katie Mulgrew, director of fundraising at St Andrew’s Hospice, said: “When it comes to partnerships Morrison Scotland certainly don’t hang about.

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“This new charity partnership with the Hospice has seen many of the team get on their bike to raise much needed funds. I’m delighted that the event was a huge success and I would like to thank the on the road cyclists, in house cyclists and the support team who made all of this possible.

“We look forward to working with the team at Morrison Scotland and cementing this wonderful partnership further.”

Willie Docherty, managing director of Morrison Scotland, added: “Everyone who took part in the bike ride really enjoyed the experience and thankfully the weather was kind. We are really pleased to be able to present £430 to our local charity partner St Andrew’s Hospice and the same amount to our national charity partner Shelter.”

The bike ride was undertaken as part of Morrison’s nationwide charity bike ride, which was organised in order to raise money for Morrison’s charity partner Shelter and four locally chosen charities: Marie Curie Cancer Care, Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, Manchester’s Christies Hospital and North Lanarkshire’s St Andrew’s Hospice.

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In total employees from across the company covered 903 miles and raised over £4,100 for its five nominated charities.

ON YOUR BIKES: The Morrison Scotland team are welcomed home by Bob Reid of St Andrew’s Hospice after their Perth to Coatbridge charity ride.

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