Saddling up for the Global Marine tour de Dorset

On Friday 5th August a group of 18 employees from Global Marine Systems Limited, a subsea engineering company based in Chelmsford, Essex, will be donning their lycra and leaving sunny Essex behind as they cycle over 210 miles in two days to Portland in Dorset.  The journey starts at the company’s head office and will end at their UK cable storage depot, a facility that supports customers in the telecoms, offshore renewable and oil & gas markets.

The team of amateur and enthusiastic riders will be setting off at 6am from the office just off the Boreham Interchange, before travelling through London, stopping in Winchester overnight and then finally finishing in Portland the following evening.

It is not only a personal challenge for the riders but more importantly an excellent opportunity to raise vital funds for one of Global Marine’s corporate charities, Brainwave (, a national children’s charity with a close link to an employee’s heart. With a centre in Witham, Brainwave aims to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of therapies for children with physical, sensory, learning, cognitive and behavioural difficulties.

Global Marine would like to thank our suppliers and other local businesses who have kindly sponsored the event already: Ben Line Agencies, Bollington Insurance, CSCC, Healeys, Keller, L&R Midland, Meachers, The New London Restaurant, Prysmian Group, Quadrant Equipment, Sainsbury’s Springfield, SMD, SSI Energy, Sumitomo and Willis Towers Watson. You can sponsor the team here: