Bury St Edmunds pair cycle 880 miles from London to Edinburgh for Mind

From left to right: Barry Kirby, Bruce Sinclair, and Ken Ferguson at the finish line. Picture TREATT

From left to right: Barry Kirby, Bruce Sinclair, and Ken Ferguson at the finish line. Picture TREATT - Credit: Archant

Colleagues from Bury St Edmunds firm Treatt have raised thousands for a mental health charity, after completing a sponsored 880 mile bike ride.

Health and safety manager Ken Ferguson and group financial controller Barry Kirby cycled from London to Edinburgh and back again for charity Mind.

A spokeswoman for the company said: “In truly horrible weather conditions – wet, cold and gale force winds for most of the southern route, this really was a remarkable achievement.

“Ken and Barry started near the back of the field and propelled themselves into the front of the main pack, a stunning performance.”

The duo have raised more than £6,300 for Mind, which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

The charity campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Based in Northern Way, Bury St Edmunds, Treatt is a global independent ingredients manufacturer and supplier to the flavour, fragrance and consumer goods industries.

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Those wishing to donate can visit the pair’s fundraising page, which is open until August 18, here.

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