Pedal power for charity bid

TWO workers from Hankook Tyres in Daventry will be getting on their bikes in aid of charity in June.

Mike Olsen and Ben Thompson are being sponsored by their firm at the Heartlands Business Park, to cycle 300 miles around Madagascar. The proceeds will go towards Transaid which aims to get better transport links in Africa to help aid get to where it is most needed.

Mr Olsen said: “We have not done a lot of training but is is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to go out to Madagascar and raise money for a good cause.”

The trip will be between June 15 and 22.

In the meantime the pair are also organising a music night at Casey’s Club on Friday, March 30 from 7pm as well as two car washes at Hankook Tyres on Saturday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 3. To help them out, visit