MAX Waller and James Regan got on their bikes to help raise money for charity.

The two Somerset players made the short trip from the County Ground along Priory Bridge Road to Morrisons Store in Taunton to help the staff with their “Round the World Cycle Challenge”. The aim of the event was to cycle the 24,902 mile circumference of the globe on exercise bikes across Morrisons stores to raise funds for the Sue Ryder charity.

The two Somerset players helped the Taunton branch tackle their 223 mile portion of the challenge on Friday afternoon.

Waller said: “It’s great to be able to help a charity like Sue Ryder. When we found out that Morrisons were looking for people to get involved we were more than happy to go along and help.

Regan added: “Raising money for a worthy cause and promoting an active lifestyle is a great mix so Max and I jumped at the chance to go and do what we could to help.”

Taunton store general manager Stuart Chapman was pleased with how well the challenge was received by shoppers.

He said: “Our store was delighted to have raised £745 for Sue Ryder. We hope that the money raised by all our colleagues throughout the region will support vital Sue Ryder healthcare services.”

Samantha Steadman, from Sue Ryder, said: “We are very grateful for the support of Morrisons and their customers.

“The money raised will support vital Sue Ryder healthcare services which will make a huge difference to thousands of families at the most difficult time of their lives.

“It will also enable us to launch a new Online Support Community for the region’s families.”