Ten cyclists from a Bourne End based company covered 400 miles in ten days on a charity bike ride.
The cyclists from Everyday Loans Group in Bourne End recently set off on a 400 mile charity bike ride to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne withaim of raising £7,500 for Guide Dogs UK.
Over five days, the cyclists left the Home Counties behind them and travelled through the central England, into Yorkshire and on to Northumberland covering a phenomenal 400 money raising miles.
2020 is the third year that the team has undertaken a charity bike to raise funds for some very worthy causes, including Prostate Cancer UK and the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. However, in tackling home roads and weather conditions, this was the most challenging and furthest to date.
Andrew Wayland, from Everyday Loans, who completed the five day fund-raising feat, said: ‘Cycling 400 miles over five days was a challenge for everyone who took part – both mentally and physically – but we are delighted that we all made it, whilst raising over £5000 for Guide Dogs UK along the way.
Thanks to many very generous donations, we’ve already raised over £5000, but there’s still time to contribute to what is a very worthy cause.
As our chosen company charity for the year, it’s a cause that’s very close to our hearts. Every day, 250 people in the UK start to lose their sight. We’re so pleased that we’ve been able to raise such a sizeable sum that will go towards enabling those with sight loss to lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives.‘
Guide Dogs UK provides life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss.
Victoria Noyce-Guthrie, Business Development Manager (South West and Cymru) for Guide Dogs UK, said: ‘I’d like to say a big thank you to Everyday Loans’ cyclists and all of those who have already made such generous donations – we rely upon them to be able to continue our life-changing work. Every pound raised makes such a difference to people in the UK living with sight loss.‘
This latest charity bike ride follows the success of the lender’s Bourne End to Amsterdam fund-raiser last year and its Manchester Remembrance Ride in 2018. In total, the company has raised over £20,000 for charity.
Anyone who would like to donate to Everyday Loans’ Guide Dogs UK fund-raiser can do so here.
Everyday Loans is the UK’s largest non-standard branch-based lender of unsecured loans with over 70,000 customers within 74 branches across the UK.
Further information on Everyday Loans can be found at https://www.everyday-loans.co.uk/ or by calling 0808 231 5453.
*Source of article : Press release on behalf of Everyday Loans.