CYCLISTS at an Evesham supermarket will attempt to ride round the world this weekend to raise money for charity Sue Ryder.

This weekend (August 22 and 23) Morrisons Evesham colleagues will participate in the Round the World Cycle Challenge alongside all 112 stores in the south west as they try to cycle the 24,902 mile circumference of the globe.

The store will pedal its 223 mile challenge portion on a static bike within 48 hours this August Bank Holiday Weekend.

A country theme of America has been selected, with American food stalls, fancy dress and cake bakes being held to generate donations.

Niall Cox, store general manager, said: "We call on all cycling fanatics to come down to store, cheer on our colleagues on and dig deep into their pockets. Together we will raise significant funds for Sue Ryder’s vital community care and support in our area."

Samantha Steadman, from Sue Ryder, added: "The money raised will support vital Sue Ryder healthcare services which will make a huge difference to thousands of families at the most difficult time of their lives. It will also enable us to launch a new Online Support Community for the region’s families."