INTREPID staff from a homecentre in Cirencester are embarking on a fund raising challenge to Ride To New Zealand in 100 hours to raise cash for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Last year in the Top To Toe Challenge , workers at Gardiners, Mark Stephenson and Andrew Stockwell, accompanied by Steve Charter in a support vehicle , raised £6,000 for charity.

On June 27 the trio are attempting another challenge when they attempt their ride between Washington and New Zealand, stopping at various locations such as Quebec and Toronto on route.

It may sound a tall order to travel the world in a hundred hours but Mark explained that the challenge is much more possible than it seems.

Mike said that they chose to visit locations on their route that had the same names as many international destinations as a tongue and cheek joke.

“When we tell people where we are going and see the names of these places they do not know how we are going to do it."

The trio chose Marie Curie as it is a charity that is dear to both their hearts.

Mark explained: “A big motivation to do it is raising the funds for the charity. I have had relatives that have been affected by cancer.

“It is a charity that is dear to me. Andy has had people that are affected as well. We all know someone who has been affected.”

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