STAFF from Barnsley College have completed another charity cycling challenge by riding through the night from Manchester to Blackpool.

Craig Leonard, Gillian Lodge, Garry Lyon, Paul Skelland, Darren Speight and Mia Wesson raised £228.86 for the British Heart Foundation after successfully tackling the 52-mile route from the Trafford Centre to the Lancashire coast.

This latest challenge followed on from the completion of last year's coast-to-coast challenge which saw college staff ride from Southport to Hornsea in aid of Barnsley Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Male college employees have also grown moustaches for Movember in previous years, raising money for testicular cancer charities.

Mia, who is also riding 120 miles in aid of leukaemia and lymphoma research this month, said: "We were amazed by how many people supported us as we rode along the route - it helped us overcome the tiredness that resulted from a lack of sleep!

"We were pleased to complete the ride and are now looking for our next challenge."

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