Cycling challenge for Colne deputy store manager

Deputy store manager at Sainsbury's in Colne Sarah Morrissey who will be doing a 74 mile bike ride from Preston to Lancaster as part of the 'One Big Ride' challenge.'Photo Ben Parsons
Deputy store manager at Sainsbury's in Colne Sarah Morrissey who will be doing a 74 mile bike ride from Preston to Lancaster as part of the 'One Big Ride' challenge.'Photo Ben Parsons

An adventurous deputy store manager is preparing to take on a 74-mile cycling challenge to drive up funds for a local charity.

Sarah Morrissey (44), who works at Sainsbury’s in Colne, will be completing the trek on September 6th to raise money for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.

Starting in Preston, the mum-of-two will travel through Darwen, Clitheroe, Longridge and Garstang before finishing in Lancaster.

The keen mountain biker decided to take on the venture as part of Sainsbury’s Big Ride, a fund-raising initiative aimed at bringing the supermarket chain’s Northern zone community together.

It is hoped that approximately 120 different stores and 500 colleagues will get involved to raise funds for up to 144 different charities. Over 2,103 miles will be completed over the 10 routes.

Sarah, from Withnell, Chorley, said: “I am excited. I have never done 74 miles on my mountain bike before, so we will have to see.”

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice fund-raiser Hayley Ibbotson said : ‘It’s great that Sarah has chosen to take on such a big challenge to support Manorlands Hospice and we’re very grateful for all her efforts.”

To sponsor Sarah visit www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Morrissey1 or drop into the Windy Bank store. In store fund-raising will also take place on September 6th.