STAFF at a Stourbridge building society will pedal 190km to raise funds for its charity partner, Marie Curie.

The distance colleagues at Yorkshire Building Society will be riding on a static bike is the equivalent to the first stage of the Tour de France.

They will be supported by volunteers from the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity shop in Stourbridge when they saddle up next Friday (June 27).

Steven Painting, manager at the High Street building society, said: "We’re really looking forward to the challenge of cycling the first stage of the Grand Départ and hope that our customers and passing members of the public will help us in our fundraising.”

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