STAFF from a Hereford garden centre will be cycling 34-miles to raise awareness of a charity that uses nature to promote wellbeing.

22 members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries on Kings Acre Road will either be hiking 18-miles from Talybont-on-Usk to Llangattock, taking part in an 8-mile walk or a 34-mile cycle in the same area.

The Cartshed is a charity based in north Herefordshire, and help people from all walks of life and provide tailored therapeutic support in a woodland setting, helping people to learn new skills, find friendship and a future.

Adrian Hoare from Wyevale Nurseries said: "So far, we have 10 members of staff signed up for the 18-mile walk, which we expect to take six hours. This walk will be from Talybont-on-Usk to Llangattock along the Brecon and Monmouth Canal towpath but diverting off to take in a stunning three mile stretch of the River Usk, where it is boulder strewn with some impressive rapids.

"The walk is almost entirely flat but uneven by the river. Nine people are opting for the 8-mile walk, which could take about three hours from Talybont-on-Usk to Llangynidr incorporating the River Usk loop.

"I'm the only person so far to have signed up to the 34-mile cycle, which I expect will take me three hours.

"Our aim is to raise awareness for The Cart Shed, which is based in North West Herefordshire. It provides tailored therapeutic support in a woodland setting helping those experiencing an imbalance in their lives to heal, learn new skills, find friendship and a future.

"We hope people in the industry will be able to donate some much-needed funds for the charity."