A team of Sutton colleagues are cycling the full length of the UK to raise money for the fight against Parkinson's disease.

The four-strong group, from engineering firm ENOTRAC, hope to raise £10,000 for Parkinson's UK by completing the full journey from Land's End to John O'Groats.

Most of the team have never attempted anything near the 1000 mile challenge, which began on Saturday and could take two weeks to finish.

Phil Mitchell, managing director for ENOTRAC UK said: ‘We decided on this challenge because one of our own was a keen cyclist who cannot now cycle due to the Parkinson’s condition.

"We want to help fund research that could one day find a cure for Parkinson’s. At the same time it promotes our own fitness and well being and makes us closer as a Team."

Team ENOTRAC began their training in late May, cycling 140 miles from Sutton to Minster-on-Sea and back in two days.

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition for which there is currently no cure, affecting around 145,000 people in the UK including 121,927 in England, 12,184 in Scotland, 7,692 in Wales, 3,716 in Northern Ireland.

Parkinson’s UK, a leading charity, estimates there are more than 40 symptoms of the condition.

As well as the most widely known symptom - tremor - patients can suffer muscle stiffness depression, anxiety, hallucinations, memory problems and dementia.

The charity's mission is to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's through cutting edge research, information, support and campaigning.

ENOTRAC is an international leading rail engineering consultancy, specialised in RAMS, traction power and EMC modelling and simulation, rolling stock upgrades and refurbishments as well as rail-related business consultancy.

The team are continuing are appealing to the local community to sponsor their challenge and help them raise money and awareness for the cause.

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