Pedalling for a great cause

FOUR workers at a Dewsbury firm are set to cycle 500 miles across France next week to raise money for injured soldiers.
The quartet, from Shaw Crossbased Rixonway Kitchens, are to take part in the fiveday Cahors Challenge relay race.
They depart on Wednesday and will cycle in stages from St Malo to Cahors, near Toulouse, in southwestern France.
The team, Julian Dudley, David Balfour, Nick Greenall and Andy Prosser, are raising funds for the British Limbless ExServicemen's Association (BLESMA).
It is a national charity providing support for limbless serving and exservice men and women plus their families.
BLESMA’s work involves helping military personnel who have lost limbs, the use of limbs, eyes or eyesight during service.
The foursome did a similar cycling challenge in Ireland last year which raised more than £6,000 for a hospice in Lincolnshire.
Staff at Rixonway Kitchens, who make units for the social housing sector, have a proud history of charity fundraising.
Last year employees swam 10,000 metres to raise more than £1,500 for Marie Curie Cancer Care
The firm, which employs about 400 people, also donated funds to London's famous Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Operations director and cycle ride team member Julian Dudley said: “The work BLESMA does for our servicemen is invaluable.
“We recently worked with groups including the Royal National Institute of Blind People to create a new kitchen range.
“It's been specially designed for disabled people. Supporting BLESMA continues our commitment in this area.”
Anyone who wants to sponsor the Rixonway cycle team  can do so via www.justgiving.com/Rixonwaycyclists.

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