Pedal power for house building charity team
21 May 2012
Eleven employees from one of the country’s premier house builders are gearing up to take on a wheelie tough charity challenge – cycling 140 miles in three days.
The cyclists, who work for Persimmon Homes Yorkshire, will be embarking on the coast to coast (C2C) route from Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria to Sunderland on the north east coast, raising funds for the company’s nominated charity, St Leonard’s Hospice in York.
The team plans to set off at the end of May and are now in serious training.
Team co-ordinator and Persimmon Homes Yorkshire quantity surveyor, Simon Winship, said the group included a wide range of ages, professions and abilities.
“The team is made up from the sales, construction and design departments and we are hoping to raise as much as we can for the Hospice,” said Simon.
“Most of us are used to cycling but the majority just tend to go mountain biking at weekends. Covering the C2C distance over three days is going to be tough, so we’re all training like mad to make sure we are fit.”
Persimmon Homes Yorkshire managing director, Andrew Bowes is delighted that so many of his team are taking on the challenge.
He said: “It makes me very proud to see such a high level of support for such a worthy cause. We hope the weather is kind and would like to wish them lots of luck.”
To support the Persimmon Homes Yorkshire C2C challenge donations can be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/Persimmon-Homes-Coast-to-Coast-Challenge