STAFF and service users at The Locks Resource Centre in Chester have taken up ‘Pedal Power’ in the name of charity.

Members of the centre’s Northgate Locks Bike Club successfully completed a 15-mile course, aiming to raise enough money for a trike which will allow people with mobility problems to join the club.

Participants were rewarded with burgers and sausages upon their return and the action-packed day was finished off with a medal ceremony and fundraising raffle.

Councillor Brenda Dowding, executive member for adult services and Health, who attended the event, said: “The Locks cycle project is proving to be hugely successful with staff and clients alike and I am extremely pleased to see that its popularity is still growing.

“Although today’s 15-mile bike ride was quite an undertaking, it seemed to be lots of fun and very much enjoyed by all those who took part. I really hope that, when all the sponsorship is counted up, the event will have brought the purchase of a new trike a lot closer.

“The trike will allow those with mobility problems, who previously may not have been able to take part in such activities, to get involved in exercise and assist with a healthy lifestyle.”