A TEAM of employees from the Basingstoke branch of Morrisons will be taking to the saddle tomorrow and Saturday to raise funds for charity.

The “Round the World Cycle Challenge” will see 12 stores across the south west cycle the 24,902-mile circumference of the globe to raise money for national charity Sue Ryder.

The team from the Basingstoke branch is required to cycle 223 miles, and they have chosen a Peru theme with Peruvian food stalls, fancy dress and cake bakes being held to generate extra donations.

General manager Ian Foster said: “We call on all cycling fanatics to come down to the store, cheer on our colleagues and to please dig deep into their pockets.”