After 14 days, 45 stages and 1,665 miles shared across 68 riders and countless more helpers and supporters, we’ve completed CitySprint’s Tour of Britain!
Last month we announced the launch of our Tour of Britain charity intiative in support of Make a Wish UK to much excitement. Today we're happy to announce that the Tour of Britain which began on Friday 8 September at our Aberdeen service centre and concluded 14 days later at our service centre in Plymouth, saw an impressive 68 colleagues cross 48 stages and ride 1665 miles across the country.
In that time, our riders faced floods, storms, torrential rain, a very windy and scary bridge crossing, punctures, injuries and sore backsides! In spite of the terrain and poor conditions the weather produced, the riders' spiri's were never dented and they were ever committed to raising the crucial funds needed to help make wishes come true for critically ill children.
Over to Gary West, CitySprint’s CEO,
“I am incredibly proud of what we have collectively achieved over the two weeks of CitySprint’s Tour of Britain. The Tour has captured the imagination of colleagues all across the business, who have taken the challenge of raising as much money as possible for Make-A-Wish to their hearts. I am delighted that so many people have selflessly given up their time - and money – to be a part of this very worthwhile cause.
Inevitably with over 1600 miles of cycling, there were some logistical challenges along the way. However thanks to our riders, support vehicle drivers, supporters, the project team, service centre colleagues and the cargo bike team in London, we've overcome them all. The determination, commitment and engagement I have seen from all our colleagues has been truly fantastic to witness.
I’m also pleased to say that alongside the JustGiving donation page, we have received further donations from corporate sponsors which means that we have now achieved our target of raising £50,000. However, we know that every single pound counts and so we’re still encouraging anyone who’d like to donate to please do so here.”
So that's it! Our riders have crossed the finish line. We want to say a huge thank you to every rider, colleague, donor and volunteer who made this year's Tour of Britain go off without a hitch! Although the Tour is over, we're still taking contributions to support this great cause. If you'd like to donate, please click here