‘Four park challenge’ raises money for charity

The team were riding on behalf of the Merlin's Magic Wand charity.

Staff at Chessington World of Adventures Resort joined forces with colleagues from other Merlin-owned theme parks and got on their bikes for what was the ultimate cycle challenge, all in aid of Merlin’s Magic Wand Charity.

Merlin’s Magic Wand is a worldwide charity for children, which aims to provide magical experiences for those who are seriously ill, disabled or disadvantaged. Created by the Merlin Entertainments Group, Merlin’s Magic Wand is a UK charitable trust.

Staff from across Merlin as a company are regularly invited to participate in a number of fundraising events throughout the year and Friday 14th October marked the start of the much anticipated ‘4 Parks 4 Days’ cycle challenge!

The challenge saw staff cycle from Thorpe Park to Chessington, Chessington to Legoland and Legoland to Alton Towers.  All in all they cycled a huge 245 miles! The riders completed the first leg of their journey on Friday afternoon as they arrived at the gates of Chessington World of Adventures to a welcoming crowd of visitors.