A team from BT in Oswestry will be using pedal power to raise funds for charity next month.

Pedal the Pennines will see 50 individuals from Whittington House attempt to cycle 350km - the distance of the Trans Pennine Trial - over two days.

And their efforts will aim to raise £1,500 in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

Nigel Murphy, from BT Oswestry, said: "This is a national event and BT will be doing it at their headquarters in London, but also in Sheffield, Ipswich and Belfast. We're probably one of the smallest BT sites doing it in the UK."

The 350km distance is split into 50 15-minute slots meaning individuals have to aim to complete a gruelling 7km in a short timeframe.

Nigel added: "It's not easy. I've been trying to do it in the gym and I'm not the unfit but you're totally wiped out by the end of it.

"We've got a few guys from Oswestry Cycling Club coming along to help us out, but as we're such a small team we've also roped in friends and family to help fill the slots."

The fundraiser takes place over March 7 and 8 and will run between 9am and 5pm on each day.

Alongside the main event there will be prizes for the further distance, the fastest man and woman, the best selfie, plus many more, and a raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses and tickets available from The Willow Gallery.

Individual riders can also be sponsored, but the support the main event visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/btoswestrytsoptp2018