The fifth event in our 12 months of charity is almost upon us as a dedicated group of pension specialists get ready to take on a gruelling two day challenge.

For the last couple of months five members of the Pensionlite team have been training hard to prepare themselves for the tough terrain which awaits them.

The amateur cyclists will be riding over 100 miles from Whitehaven to Newcastle during the first May bank holiday.

Pensionlite managing director Michael Shaw said: “Our 12 months of charity is well underway and riding across the country is one of our biggest challenges so far.

“The team has been training hard, getting the miles in as we are blessed with some very tough but picturesque terrain in Shropshire”.

So far staff here have already undertaken a 24-hour row, charity bake off and covered 874 miles in what we called Moving March.

Marketing manager James Tomlinson said: “Make no mistake, this is an incredibly tough challenge for the team and preparation is everything.

“As well as all the very kind donations we have received we have also been donated a van by Bayfield Vehicle Hire in Telford to transport the team and bikes up to the start.”

The ride will be split into two days with the group cycling 70 miles to the half way point in Garrigill and then the final 65 miles into Newcastle.

If you would like to find more information about Pensionlite’s 12 months of charity or to make a donation, you can email or visit our Virgin Money Page.