EMPLOYEES of Kronospan in Chirk cycled themselves into a frenzy to break a fundraising record for the second time.
The team from Kronospan raised more than £3,000 for the British Heart Foundation in their annual sponsored bike ride that took place last June.
In a ceremony at the factory last week, Bob McBride, from the Ellesmere branch of the British Heart Foundation, presented the team with the Mere Cycle Shield for raising the most money of any team in the event.
Kronospan employees took to their bikes around the Shropshire lanes. Most averaged more than 50 miles, which helped them to win the award for the second time in succession.
The total the event raised was just over £10,000, in what has become a regular fundraising day for the British Heart Foundation.
Kronospan's works director and keen cyclist Mick Ramsey said: 'This is a great day out for all the family and the Kronospan team really enjoy the day. It is wonderful to have won the shield twice in a row and, spurred on by this success, we are hoping to make it a hat trick by entering again this year.'
This year's bike ride takes place on May 22 and has a new and extended course of 64 miles. There will be more than 30 Kronospan entrants coming from as far a field as Salzburg in Austria.
Bob McBride, chairman of the British Heart Foundation Ellesmere branch said: 'This is a great challenge for any team or individual, but raising money for such a good cause and having a fun day out make this event very special.'
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