FIREFIGHTERS joined forces to pedal 118 miles in just four hours in full fire kit to support The Fire Fighters Charity.

The team from Knutsford Fire Station undertook the gruelling pedal power challenge on static watt bikes at the Makers Market in Knutsford.

The distance the team pedalled was that between Knutsford Fire Station and Jubilee House, a purpose-built rehabilitation and therapy centre near Penrith used by members of the fire service and their families.

The cyclists were watch manager Anthony Naylor, crew manager Stuart Plaskett and firefighters Hollie Barlow, Robert Glancy, Harry Garewal and Edward Snook. The event raised £385 for The Fire Fighters Charity,

Watch Manager Anthony Naylor said: “Thank you to the Makers Market for allowing us to do our challenge during market day.

Also a massive thank you to the members of the community and surrounding areas for all your support.”

Four of the beds at Jubilee House are registered with the Care Quality Commission to accommodate people who require nursing input during their planned programme of therapy.

The registered beds are located on the ground floor in large, en-suite rooms that enable service users with a wide range of needs to be accommodated.