Chelmsford, Wednesday, 2 August 2017. Employees of the Global Marine Group (GMG), a market leader in offshore engineering, will cycle more than 200 miles in two days fundraising for the children’s charity Brainwave through its Pedal Challenge.
On Friday 4th August, a group of 18 GMG employees will don their lycra and leave sunny Essex behind as they cycle over 200 miles in two days to Portland, Dorset. The team of amateur and enthusiastic riders will set off at 6:00am from the Company’s Head Office in Boreham, Essex, before travelling through London and stopping off in Winchester overnight. The cyclists will resume in the morning, finishing the ride in Portland the following evening at one of GMG’s regional UK depots, a facility that provides strategic asset management and storage to support customers in the telecoms, offshore renewables and oil & gas markets.
The Pedal 2017 is not only a personal challenge for the riders but more importantly an excellent opportunity to raise vital funds for Brainwave (brainwave.org.uk), a national children’s charity that aims to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of therapies for children with physical, sensory, learning, cognitive and behavioural difficulties. Last year GMG raised almost £16,000 for Brainwave, more than half of which was generated by the bike ride.
GMG would like to thank suppliers, partners and friends who have kindly sponsored the event: Animmersion, KAMBridge Associates, Osbit Ltd, Seafair UK, Wartsila, Hydraulics Online, Amphibia, Quadrant, IG Subsea Ltd and Simplex Turbulo. The team has already raised more than £2,500 and are still fundraising. For information about becoming a sponsor click here: justgiving.com/thepedal2017.