A BROMSGROVE care home has raised more than £1,600 to support 800-mile charity bike ride.

Residents and team members at Chandler Court care home in Bromsgrove played their part in a nationwide fundraising drive through an initiative called Ride 800.

Andrew Knight, chief executive of residential care, Jacqui White, marketing director, and Tony Weedon, strategic programme director, visited 26 homes as part of a 800-mile cycle challenge.

Chandler Court on Recreation Road in Bromsgrove, was the 11th stop on the ride, which saw the trio spend 15 days out on the road.

They cycled from Poole to Aberdeen – the locations of Care UK’s most southerly and northerly homes – to raise money for the Care Workers Charity, the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland.

The Bromsgrove care home put on a warm welcome for the intrepid cyclists, who were welcomed with a guard of honour by residents and friends of the home, together with local children from Castle Nursery and youngsters from the families of residents and the team riding all manner of bikes.

The team at Chandler Court also raised a grand total of £1,664 to support the initiative.

Home manager at Chandler Court, Joanne Gill said: “Residents and colleagues have always been enthusiastic supporters of good causes, so when we learnt that we could help Care UK raise a five-figure sum for these three important charities, we jumped at the chance. It was great to be able to tell our directors first-hand how much we’d raised, and we were really proud to host their visit.”