Last week, three Bri-Stor Group employees took part in the annual London to Brighton bike ride in support of the British Heart Foundation. Simon Webb, Robin Eley and Neil Andrews all braved the rain, described by the local press as “Biblical”, to complete the 55-mile ride in around 4 hours.
All three are keen cyclists and thoroughly enjoyed the ride, despite the challenging conditions. Rob, who is Alpha’s Commercial Manager commented:
“I’d hoped to complete the ride in a slightly better time but I’s not really what the day is about. We had a thoroughly enjoyed the event and got to see some brilliant costumes plus some weird and wonderful cycles. The torrential rain wasn’t what you’d call ideal conditions for a bike ride but even that didn’t dampen spirits. An all-round good day and great to have done a little in support of the British Heart Foundation.”
Just under 20,000 entrants arrived at the start line in Clapham Common on Sunday 23rd June to take part in the event, which is now in it’s 44th year. Since the event’s inception, elite and novice riders alike have pedalled more than 41 million miles between them and raised more than £70 million. Organisers estimate that this year’s riders raised a combined total of £2million towards various charitable causes.
Simon, Rob and Neil managed to exceed their donation target for the British Heart Foundation and were delighted to take part in the ride in support of the charity. Thanks to everybody who donated and sent messages of support!