Rail companies unite for charity cycle challenge

Railway staff have cycled the equivalent of over 600 miles in ten hours to raise awareness for the Samaritans.

The fundraising event took place at London St Pancras station on May 14. Forty volunteers pedalled for 30 minutes each on static bikes, beating the initial target of reaching 365 miles between them.

The companies involved in the challenge were Network Rail, Govia Thameslink Railway, First Great Western, London Midland, East Midlands Trains and the British Transport Police. Friends and family of the riders also helped to raise funds in sponsorship and donations.

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