Callcredit take part in Coast to Coast for Charity

Team tackle cycle challenge to raise money for children's charity Barnado's

On the 21st of June, a team of twenty people - eight staff and twelve clients of Leeds-based credit reference agency, Callcredit - are to undertake the Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge. The challenge will see them ride a gruelling 135 miles from the West Cumbrian harbour of Whitehaven to the city of Sunderland on the east coast - in a bid to raise £10,000 for charity.

The route will see the cyclists pass through the northern Lake District, continue on to the Eden Valley and then comes the climb through the Northern Pennines (otherwise known as 'The Roof of England'). Then it's downhill to the Durham Dales and from there towards the North Sea - finally arriving on the east coast at Sunderland.

The £10,000 target will cover the cost of two years of training for two disadvantaged young people, at the Barnado's restaurant in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Barnado's is one of the best known charities in the UK and the Harrogate scheme supports young people with learning difficulties, or that have come from difficult social backgrounds. The idea is that letting them run their own restaurant will train and prepare them for the challenges they will face in the working world.

Mike Davies is organising the Callcredit team:

"Callcredit devotes a lot of time and energy to helping organisations ensure their future. It gives us great pleasure to support Barnado's work in Harrogate, as we believe in their aim to 'give children back their future'. We feel that Barnardo's is committed to great work with children, and are honoured to be able to help out with this particular project - even in a small way."