Organised by one of Alphas customers, the tournament pitched various local suppliers against each other at nearby Pulse centre in Wednesbury. Having battled through to the semi final stage, Alpha were eventually beaten 2-1 in a hard-fought game. The team ultimately took 3rd place after winning a play-off game, earning them a trophy at the post game presentation.
The event was a complete success and aside from a few achy limbs around the Alpha offices, everybody enjoyed the event. The Alpha team now plan to continue playing regularly and look forward to the opportunity to improve on 3rd at the next event.
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!
Rob Eley – Alpha Commercial Manager, Neil Andrews – Bri-Stor Group Systems Manager and Simon Webb – Bri-Stor Systems Managing Director, will set off from Clapham Common early on Sunday morning, taking the 55-mile route to Brighton beach.
The event will be celebrating its tenth year with this year’s event and is one of the most iconic UK cycle events. Thousands of cyclists, from all ages and experience levels will take part in the ride, raising funds for a wide range of causes.
Rob, Neil and Simon are all keen cyclists, regularly meeting up to cycle routes around nearby Cannock Chase and have been in training for a few weeks ahead of the event. The trio are cycling in support of BHF and are asking for donations in support of the charity. If you’d like to show your support, visit their Just Giving page.
Best of luck Rob, Simon and Neil!