We are delighted to have a number of businesses and their staff members supporting St Peter’s Hospice with a bike ride this year.
Following on from our immensely successful bike ride, Tour de Bristol, you may remember Jelf Group undertook the challenge of cycling from Cardiff to Ringwood in aid of St Peter’s Hospice. Well, they’re at it again! Tim Kendall from their Jelf Financial Planning business division is taking part in his very own challenge. Tim will be making his way from their Chipping Sodbury head office to their office in Reading, a mammoth 80 miles…..all in one day, Friday 14 August. This staggering feat come on the back of the huge support that Jelf have shown St Peter’s Hospice over the last few years but coincidently St Peter’s Hospice actually helped Tim’s uncle at the end of his battle with cancer last year, making this a much more personal challenge. Tim can be supported on just giving here.
Another bike ride in aid of the Hospice is being planned by locally-based property and construction consultancy, Gleeds. This year the firm celebrates 130 years in business – and what better way than to set themselves a challenge! From the 21st to 25th September, Gleeds offices around the world will be uniting to raise more than £130,000 for good causes they personally care about. They have called their initiative the ‘Gleeds Global Challenge’.
In the South West, their Bristol and Cardiff offices have joined forces to organise a 50-mile bike ride, starting at their Cardiff office and finishing at their Bristol office in Parkway North.
45 members of the team are taking part and raising money for St Peter’s Hospice and another charity chosen by the Cardiff office. They can be supported here.
Last, but not least, Onepost, Jon Howarth is setting the bar slightly higher, cycling from Lands End to Portishead, an incredible 240 miles. Onepost, the Portishead based, independent postal service, have been great supporters of the Hospice.
Jon’s 4 day ride starts in earnest riding from Land’s End to Newquay followed by a second Leg to the Bodmin area. The third day sees him ride to Taunton followed by the final leg to Portishead Lake grounds where he says he will have a triumphant ride along the promenade and finish at the open air Lido cafe where he will drink a nice, well deserved (we added that bit) cool pint of lager. To support Jon, go here.