A DROITWICH accountancy firm gave up their lunch breaks and replaced them with pedal power in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

The cycling challenge was in support of Francis Samasuwo, who works in Ormerod Rutter’s audit department and took part in this year’s Prudential RideLondon on Sunday (July 30) and has so far raised more than £700.

The 24-year-old has set his sights on raising £5,000 for the charity after his mum, Jill, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Mr Samasuwo said: "I took part in the Prudential RideLondon last year, but was unfortunately unable to complete it due to accidents that took place en route,

"But I didn’t let that put me off, which is why I decided to take part in it again this year, as it’s for a cause that means such a great deal to me.

"It’s fantastic that I have such supportive colleagues behind me too."

A total of 16 staff at Ormerod Rutter set themselves the challenge of collectively cycling 136 miles, the length of the race, at Droitwich Leisure Centre from Monday, July 24, to Friday, July 28.

In addition to cycling during their lunch breaks, they also held a fundraising dress down day and cake sale.

The bike ride is just one of several fund-raising activities Mr Samasuwo will be taking part in over the coming months to help raise money.

To sponsor him, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Francis-Samasuwo14.

For more information about Breast Cancer Care visit breastcancercare.org.uk.