A TEAM from Newcastle-based Hanover Dairies has completed a 300-mile cycle challenge to raise money for a children’s charity.

The seven-day Charity Cycle Challenge, which started at 7am with two laps of Kielder Water, in Northumberland, on June 29, was in aid of The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, an organisation that supports terminally ill children.

The challenge, which was also being supported by Hexham-based soft-drinks company, Fentamins, finished at the charity’s headquarters in Leatherhead, Surrey, on July 5.

The cycling team consisted of Trevor Hanover, Michael Hanover and Paul Doran, with Eldon Robson and Ruaridh Aitken from Fentamins.

Team Hanover is on course to raise more than £30,000 for the children’s charity according to Trevor Hanover, owner and founder of Hanover Dairies. So far, £27,000 has been raised.

He said: “We are delighted with the public response to this charity cycling event and for the donations already received.

“We are on course to make our target figure and I’d like to thank our customers for their support.”

With record high temperatures across the UK, the cycling team reached The Rainbow Trust Headquarters in Surrey on Thursday last week, after completing the final stage of the challenge from Windsor.

Hanover Dairies has raised over £280,000 for The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity in recent years.

Anyone wishing to donate can log onto hanoverdairies.co.uk.