An Irvine man is in training to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats for Parkinson’s UK.

Daniel Grime, store manager at Irvine’s M&S foodstore, is training hard ahead of an epic fundraising cycle across the country.

And on Friday, June 21 Daniel’s taking his training to work with him by holding a marathon 12-hour static cycle in his M&S store at Irvine’s River Way Retail Park.

Daniel, who also picked Parkinson’s UK as the store’s charity of the year, said: “I’m looking forward to raising lots of money for Parkinson’s by really challenging myself to cycle over 200 miles in 12 hours on a bike in a shop. 

“It’ll be fantastic if I can stay the distance and I’m hoping it will draw a lot of attention and support from customers.

“This is all to raise vital funds for Parkinson’s UK as one of my colleagues is directly affected by the condition.”

Jan Mattison, Regional Fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK said: “Parkinson’s UK is delighted that Daniel is taking on this challenge ahead of his 980-mile road trip next year.

“We’re thrilled the store is fundraising for us all year and hope as many people can go along and cheer Daniel on next Friday.

“The money raised by Daniel will go towards world-leading research to find a cure for Parkinson’s and also enable us to provide local lifeline services for people living with the condition.

“We thank Daniel so much, wish him every success and hope everyone can get behind him.”

You can show your support for him by going along on the day or by visiting