A TEAM of staff from a training business’ Blackburn base set cycle the length of Britain to raise cash for a children’s hospice are appealing for support.

Seven employees from Training 2000 will be pedalling a 926-mile route from Land’s End to John O’Groats in nine days later this year.

The group is aiming to raise £10,000 in sponsorship for Derian House Children’s Hospice.

So far more than £500 has been raised.

The mammoth task cycling through more than 12 counties is one of the most challenging for cyclists and will mean tackling more than 100 miles a day.

The team will be cycling from Saturday, August 12.

To donate and for more information visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Training2000-lejog.