Boundary Mill is celebrating its sponsorship of Stage Two of the Aviva Tour of Britain with a charity bike race with a difference.

Boundary Mill is celebrating its sponsorship of Stage Two of the Aviva Tour of Britain with a charity bike race with a difference.

On Tuesday August 18, staff will raise money for this year’s chosen charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, by racing in the foyer of its flagship store in Colne.

Kirsten Jones, Head of Marketing, explained: “We want to have a go at re-enacting the energy of the professional cyclists who take part in the Aviva Tour of Britain.

“Six teams of four staff will cycle for 15 minutes each, making up an hour. And the team which rides the most miles in the fastest time will be crowned the champions!”

""Volunteers from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association will be there on the day for customers to show their support by making donations 

Kirsten added: “The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is our chosen charity this year and we hope that this event will mean we can give them a cash boost.”

The teams will be cycling 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm on static bikes loaned by Pendle Leisure Trust.

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “We’re delighted that Boundary Mill has taken up one of our sponsorship packages.

“Our sponsors are hugely important in helping us to bring the prestigious race to Pendle in what really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“It’s fantastic that they’re really embracing the spirit of the event and raising money for a good cause.”

Pendle Council and Ribble Valley Borough Council are jointly hosting Stage Two which is taking place on Monday September 7.  Starting in Clitheroe town centre and ending in Colne town centre. it looks set to inject at least £2million into the local economy.

You can find details of the Stage Two route including Ordnance Survey stage maps and a downloadable ETA by clicking here.

Boundary Mill has also launched a prize draw competition which you can enter online or in store to win one of the following prizes:

  • Carrera Virtuoso road bike 2015 
  • VIP tickets to Stage Two of the Aviva Tour of Britain 
  • Three course meal for two in Bannisters Restaurant, Colne 

And there’s a competition on their Facebook page to win a Tour of Britain Cake made by Cakes by Ruth in Chorley, VIP tickets to Stage Two of the Aviva Tour of Britain, or a signed autobiography from Chris Hoy.

You can enter online at www.boundarymill.co.uk/tourofbritain