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Cyclists reach halfway stage of Edinburgh to Kent charity challenge

A team of cyclists from Menzies Distribution has reached the halfway stage of a 600-mile sponsored bike ride from Edinburgh to Kent in aid of charities CHILDREN 1ST and Anthony Nolan.
The seven-leg tour began at the logistics company’s headquarters in Edinburgh Park on Tuesday, when a trio of challengers including Managing Director David McIntosh were waved off by colleagues and CHILDREN 1ST mascot Hamish the Highland Cow. 
The riders have since travelled to Irvine, Carlisle and Preston and today’s challengers are on their way to Chesterfield. 
Over the weekend colleagues will travel to Rushden and Chelmsford before finishing at subsidiary business Orbital Marketing Services Group in Ashford, Kent, on Monday. 
The cycle ride is running alongside the company’s first dedicated Charity Week in which colleagues from branches across the UK are holding fundraising events. 
All funds raised will be donated to CHILDREN 1ST, a charity which works to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Scotland, and Anthony Nolan which matches blood stem cell donors to children and adults with blood cancer.