Almost £2,000 has been raised for the motor industry charity Ben, by staff from European Exhaust and Catalyst.
Staff from the UK’s largest manufacturer of aftermarket catalytic converters cycled 186.3 miles between EEC’s operational bases in Derbyshire and Denmead, which took 16 hours of cycling.
So far, the motor industry, friends, family and colleagues have raised £1,884.74, and are calling for further donations before the end of September at www.justgiving.com/bikerideforben.
The charity cycling team comprising of Duncan Richards (Sales Director), Andy Wilding (Financial Controller), Paul Newby (Continual Improvement Co-ordinator) and Andy’s daughter Stephanie Davies, made it safely from the Midlands down to Denmead within two days, meeting wet weather, a puncture and a lot of hills.
Duncan Richards, Sales Director, EEC, commented: “It was a tough challenge but we’re very pleased to be able to help out our industry charity. The traditional August weather didn’t put us off and we proved that with some practice, our team can make anything happen.”
Pictures of every stage of the cycle ride challenge can be found on the EEC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/eurocats and further donations can be made online or by calling the team on 023 9224 5300.
You can find out more about EEC at www.eurocats.co.uk