A team from law firm Womble Bond Dickinson's (WBD) Bristol office has raised over £8,000 for FareShare South West after completing a 140-mile bike ride dubbed the 'Tour de South West'.

After starting at the WBD Plymouth office, the route took the team of 15 across the Devon and Somerset countryside before finishing at the firm's Bristol Office at Temple Quay.

The team originally set a target of raising £6,000 for FareShare South West, who provide food for 5 million meals annually. Established in 2007, the largest food charity in the region tackles food poverty by redistributing surplus food that would otherwise go to waste, and redistributing it to charities, schools and community groups for those that need it most. The final total raised for the charity is £8,210, which equates to food for over 30,000 meals.

Trainee Solicitor Clare Parkin, who works in the Bristol office's Commercial department, said:

"Historically the firm has completed other charity bike rides but for obvious reasons similar events haven't been able to happen in the last couple of years, so we thought it was long overdue.

"Not only was the challenge an excellent way to raise money for our office charity, it was also a great opportunity for cyclists across the firm to get together and do something we all very much enjoy. The team would like to say a massive thank you to Wayne Johnson and Fiona O'Kane for driving the support vehicles and ensuring that everyone was kept fuelled and hydrated along the way. We really couldn't have done it without you.

"Most importantly thank you to everyone who has donated. We have raised over £8,000 for FareShare South West, which will undoubtedly make such a difference."