STAFF at a Dorset supermarket will take part in a static cycle around the world.

Workers at Morrisons Bridport will pedal 223 miles between them on a static bike, joining colleagues from across the South West who will together cycle the 24,902-mile circumference of the globe.

The challenge is being held in aid of charity Sue Ryder and will take place within 48 hours this August Bank Holiday weekend, August 22 and 23.

A country theme of Australia has been selected, with Australian food stalls, fancy dress and cake bakes being held to generate donations. Morrisons Bridport aims to raise hundreds of pounds, to contribute towards a collective South West fundraising target. The money will enable Sue Ryder – the retailer’s nationwide charity partner – to establish new community services, family support teams and an online support community across the UK, including in the South West. Store general manager Gavin Weston said: “We call on all cycling fanatics to come down to store, cheer on our colleagues on and dig deep into their pockets. Together we will raise significant funds for Sue Ryder’s community care and support in our area.”

Samantha Steadman, from Sue Ryder, said: “We are very grateful for the support of Morrisons colleagues and customers. The money raised will support vital Sue Ryder healthcare services which will make a huge difference to thousands of families at the most difficult time of their lives. It will also enable us to launch a new online support community for the region’s families.”