Staff from Roberts Bakery have raised £15,000 for a breast cancer charity by completing a two-day cycling challenge.

Employees from the Cheshire bakery firm cycled from the company’s headquarters in Northwich to Snowdon, followed by a steep climb to the top of Mount Snowdon, to help raise funds for Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention. 

The money the company has raised for the charity, which currently totals £38,000, will contribute to the groundbreaking PROCAS study, which aims to predict which women are most susceptible to breast cancer.

Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, based in Wythenshawe Hospital, has supported Roberts’ family member Lindsay Occleston Roberts, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009.

She said: “This is a truly pioneering study. I sincerely hope it will reveal why some women get breast cancer and that it will ultimately help us to prevent this awful disease in the future.”