Calling all businesses to get on your bike for Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice and have some fun while peddling for pounds for your local charity.

Whether you are a business with two or two hundred employees and whether you are the MD or the receptionist Zoë’s Place would love you to dust the cobwebs off your bike and take on the challenge of riding for them.

Teams can peddle from branch to branch, office to office, to customers and supplies or just devise your own routes to enjoy the challenge and even finish your ride at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

Launched at The Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough with the charity’s great supporters Gary Philipson, BBC Tees and local business Doornbos who have already signed up for the challenge and have pledged a team who will cycle from its head office in Rotterdam to its UK site in Billingham.

Mark Guidery from Zoë’s Place said: “We want people to get together to ‘peddle for pounds’ for a worthy cause.

“We have the lovely Gary Philipson from BBC Tees giving his backing to our initiative and we have a dedicated a website, which you can visit to watch our promotional video and learn more about our campaign.

“Ultimately, it’s all about putting a bit of ‘fun’ into fundraising and creating a bit of collective team spirit within local businesses to achieve something really worthwhile and, there’s the bonus that participants will get fitter along the way!.”

Zoë’s Place opened its doors in 2004 to help families with children suffering from life limiting or life-threatening conditions access specialist facilities where their children could receive respite or palliative care.

Each year,it costs Zoë’s Place around £1.5 million to provide free care for infants and their families.

Mark concluded: “The support you give will make a huge difference to our special babies and their families. We appreciate every penny you raise and every mile you travel.”

For more information on how you and your business can get involved, head to:

Alternatively, you can call Zoe’s Place directly on 01642 457985.