Just as the sun was rising on 16th March 2012, and well before the early bird was out looking for its worm, a team from Edwards & Co. was making its way to the gym and spa at the Merchant Hotel. Sadly this was not for a morning of pampering and relaxing, but a morning of sweat and tears.

This year Edwards and Co. has selected Bowel Cancer UK as its chosen charity, and this was one of its first fundraising events. Starting at 7am the team from Edwards & Co. raced the staff of the Merchant to see who could reach the target of 300km first on exercise bikes.

Edwards & Co. took an early lead, however as the day went on the Merchant caught up and took first place. After 13 hours of cycling, in 30 minute blocks, the Merchant finished 9km ahead. While the Merchant may have won the 'race', Julie Leonard from Edwards & Co. managed to 'travel' the furthest distance of 26km in 30 minutes.

It was a fantastic day for a fantastic cause resulting in over £4000 being raised for Bowel Cancer UK.

If you would like to find out more about the work of Bowel Cancer UK, please visit www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk. If you wish to donate then please visit justgiving.com/edwardsandcompany