Supermarket staff join the Tour de Tesco

08:51 03 August 2014

Park School work experience students Tamzin Lines and Rosie Thomas get on their bikes to do their bit for the Tour de Tesco, joined by store staff Ross Yates, Megan Maddock, Ailsa Elkins-McDonald and Andrew Patt.

Park School work experience students Tamzin Lines and Rosie Thomas get on their bikes to do their bit for the Tour de Tesco, joined by store staff Ross Yates, Megan Maddock, Ailsa Elkins-McDonald and Andrew Patt.

Archant

Cycling staff will be bidding to clock up the kilometres at Tesco Extra in Barnstaple this weekend for Diabetes UK.

STAFF at Tesco Extra in Barnstaple are following in the wheel tracks of the world’s greatest cycle race as they set off on the Tour de Tesco this weekend.

Without leaving the store foyer, they hope to complete at least 190.5 kilometres from Friday to Sunday – equivalent to the first stage of the Tour de France – to raise money for Diabetes UK.

To add a little extra interest, the event has been branded ‘taches versus lashes’, with beret-wearing men and women competing to see who can clock up the biggest mileage.

Today (Friday) they clocked up around a third of the distance and hope shoppers will show their support when visiting the store this weekend.

Other stores around the country will be hosting their own version of the Tour de Tesco this weekend and the company has announced its support for Diabetes UK is to be extended up until December.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 07:24
The coastguard pole today.

National Trust launches appeal to restore a unique part of North Devon’s coastal heritage.

Read more
Fri, 14:34
On the campaign trail in North Devon.

Catch up with the latest General Election goings on and ministerial visits in pictures

Read more
Fri, 14:26
Home secretary Theresa May with Conservative candidate for North Devon Peter Heaton-Jones

The Government minister answered questions covering everything from North Devon’s tourism industry to her favourite flavour of crisps

Read more
Fri, 14:16

Councillors have approved contentious plans for 105 houses in Pilton.

Read more
Fri, 12:51
Princess Anne visits the Lynton Cliff Railway on Friday morning. Picture: @LLCliffRailway

Princess visit kicks off 125th anniversary celebrations in style.

Read more
Fri, 09:24
Labour Party leader Ed Miiband and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon during the BBC Challengers' Election Debate 2015. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

David Cameron has warned of more borrowing and taxes if Ed Miliband does a deal with the Scottish National Party (SNP) to become Prime Minister.

Read more
Fri, 08:46
beer

Beer festival will see music, barbecue and beer follow rugby matchers in Barnstaple on Saturday.

Read more
Fri, 08:43
James Pugsley with his late brother, Tom

The 21-year-old will be running the London Marathon to raise funds for the RNLI in memory of his late brother Tom Pugsley.

Read more
Fri, 07:00
Lyndsay Platt, with The Glorious Oyster horsebox on Westward Ho! Picture: Sarah Howells

As part of our campaign to promote North Devon’s fish and seafood, we spoke to The Glorious Oyster in Westward Ho!

Read more
Thu, 17:17
Catch Ed Byrne in Barnstaple this autumn. Picture: Roslyn Gaunt

Catch the famous funnyman on stage at The Queen’s Theatre this autumn...

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder