A GROUP of Bankie pub workers took on a cycle to Balloch to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The group of six started their four-hour cold and wet journey at McMonagles fish and chip boat in Clydebank and made it to their finishing line in Balloch.

Eilish Cole is the assistant manager at the Hungry Horse pub on Great Western Road and one was of the members of the cycling team.

She told the Post: “Although we got absolutely soaked because of the heavy rain, it didn’t stop us from having a good laugh and lots of fun for a good cause.

“One of the members from the charity cycle is 56 years old. I was very proud of her because she was the only one who didn’t want to stop.

“I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated to us and a well done to my team for what we have achieved. It certainly wasn’t easy because of the weather, but I am so proud of each and every one of them.”

Each year the pub dedicated the month of May to raise as much money as they can for Macmillan Cancer, but due to the coronavirus pandemic the staff had to quickly think on their feet to switch it up.

So instead, they teamed up with small baby clothing business Customised Bambinos to double the sales of their raffles of the chocolate hamper raffle.

Eilish added: “It was great that we teamed up with a local business for the hamper because it helped to support them during this difficult time as well as helping a good cause.”

Each staff member was also challenged to raise money by filling their 24 hour clocks by donating every spare pound they had to fill each hour of the day.

This year the staff members have raised more than £2,050 for the charity.