Eleven workmates will be cycling 128 miles in 12 hours from Newmarket to Bexhill for charity next month – with a goal of raising £5,000.
The Hastings Direct colleagues will be hoping to harness Team GB’s cycling success at the Rio Olympics when they take on the challenge on September 13.
The amateur cyclists will be pushing themselves to the limit in support of Bexhill charity Homecall as it is one of the insurance company’s charity partners for 2016.
Starting at Hastings Direct’s Newmarket office at 6am, Martin Pierce, Dave Peacock, Ben Wright, Gary Cook, Nicole Walker, Daryl Nayler, Matt Laver, Mark Humphrey, Paul Baker, Simon Catmur and Alan Auger hope to reach the insurer’s head office at Conquest House approximately 12 hours later.
Head of business analysis Gary said a recent cycling initiative inspired the mammoth challenge and everyone is looking forward to it.
“I’ve always been a keen cyclist and, along with some other members of team, cycled 1000km across Spain a few years ago,” he said.
“We’ve also regularly taken part in ‘National Cycle to Work Day’ which encouraged us to suggest cycling from Hastings Direct’s Newmarket office to our head office in Bexhill.
“We’re all really enjoying the training despite the pain and exhaustion – but it’s all worth it to raise money for such great local charity”.
Homecall aims to give independence back to those who are visually impaired or blind with regular visits and support.
To follow the group’s fundraising efforts and donate to their cause, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Hastings-DirectPMO.
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