In August, 19 Brown Shipley colleagues are embarking on a personal challenge to cycle from London to Amsterdam over four consecutive days in aid of three of our local charities, Spires, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People and The Christie Cancer Hospital.
The 360 mile bike ride, which starts on the 29th August, will take the cyclists through beautiful English villages and then on to Europe, passing through historic Bruges and Breda before finishing in any cyclists dream city – Amsterdam. There will be cyclists from our London, Manchester and Nottingham offices as well as riders from InsingerGilissen, our sister company based in the Netherlands.
Their efforts will provide a valuable boost for our offices’ local charities. The money raised help Spires continue their work to help hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people in South London, The Christie Hospital to continue their pioneering work in the care treatment and research of cancer and Rainbows Hospice to brighten the short lives of children and young people in the East Midlands.
Simon Jones, Client Senior Manager from our Manchester office and the event organiser says “The London to Amsterdam bike ride seems very daunting, but to know we are raising money for such worthy causes makes the 90 miles a day seem less than it actually is. I am also thrilled that we will be joined by our colleagues from InsingerGilissen, making it a truly group-wide fundraising event”.
Having set a target of £20,000 the riders are delighted to be on track to meet this target and will continue their fundraising efforts to beat the target they have set themselves.
Beyond fundraising, the London to Amsterdam bike ride is a chance for Brown Shipley colleagues to get to know each other better, as well as our international colleagues from InsingerGilissen, in a non-professional environment. This event follows a series of recent adventurous fundraising events, including a London to Paris bike ride as well as the Three Peak Challenge. Many of Brown Shipley colleagues are keen to continue fundraising by extreme means to help raise money for very worthy causes – so watch this space.
For further updates and to follow the progress of the bike ride, visit our Twitter page @brownshipley and our LinkedIn page or you can follow the hash tag, #LondontoAmsterdam.