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B&Q employees head to Norwich on week-long charity bike ride

PUBLISHED: 08:10 21 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:10 21 April 2018

B&Q employees  at the Bury St Edmunds B & Q store on the Tour de B&Q, raising funds for housing and homelessness charity Shelter. Photo: Andy Abbot

B&Q employees at the Bury St Edmunds B & Q store on the Tour de B&Q, raising funds for housing and homelessness charity Shelter. Photo: Andy Abbot

Andy Abbott

A team of nine B&Q employees from across the UK are heading to Norwich on two wheels today.

B&Q employees  at the Bury St Edmunds B & Q store on the Tour de B&Q, raising funds for housing and homelessness charity Shelter. Photo: Andy AbbotB&Q employees at the Bury St Edmunds B & Q store on the Tour de B&Q, raising funds for housing and homelessness charity Shelter. Photo: Andy Abbot

They are on the second leg of a week-long 700 mile charity bike ride to raise £20,000 for Shelter.

The team started yesterday (Friday) as they departed from the B&Q store in Risbygate Street in Bury St Edmunds and are cycling 93 miles to reach their next destination, the Norwich B&Q Store.

Spending at least six hours in the saddle every day, each rider will burn 28,000 calories during the seven day cycle-athon which ends on Thursday, April 26.

Steve Gilbert, lead cyclist for the B&Q team, said: “This is absolutely the biggest physical and mental challenge any of us has taken on as we’re not professional cyclists, but it’s going to be worth it.”

Anyone wishing to help raise funds can text BNQC50 £5 to 70070 or visit the B&Q store in Norwich or Great Yarmouth to support the in-store raffles and bucket collection.

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