EMPLOYEES of Kronospan, the Chirk-based wood panel manufacturers, have cycled themselves into the record books after raising £2,430 for the British Heart Foundation.
Last Friday, at a ceremony at the factory, Bob McBride, from the Ellesmere branch of the British Heart Foundation, presented Kronospan with the Mere Cycle Shield for raising the most money of any team in the event last year.
More than 20 cyclists from the firm took part in the annual event around the Shropshire lanes.
In striking blue Kronospan shirts, most averaged more than 50 miles.
And that helped them to win the Cycle Shield for the first time in the four years they have been taking part.
The total raised at the event was more than £9,000 in what has become a regular fundraising day for the British Heart Foundation.
Kronospan works director - and keen cyclist - Mick Ramsey, said: 'This is a great day out for a good cause. The team really enjoy themselves.
'It's very well organised and friendly, with people of all ages taking part.'
The British Heart Foundation Ellesmere branch, has been organ-ising the event for six years.
Bob McBride said: 'The object of the ride is to create a greater awareness of exercise and health while raising money for the British Heart Foundation. It is also to have a good day.'
This year's ride is on Sunday, June 6, and the Kronospan team is already in training.