Organiser and participant Ian Wright, General Manager of Major Account Development at Logistics UK, comments: “It was a very long and tiring night, but the whole team is proud to have had the opportunity to raise money for such a worthy cause. Training has been a long process and it is lovely to see all the hard work pay off. The team all put in the hours and dedication to see this through and we are grateful for the encouragement we have received from Logistics UK, especially those colleagues that gave their time to provide us with essential support throughout the overnight ride.”
Other team members who took part included Craig Foulkes – Full Stack Developer, Mark Jones – National Training Instructor, Martin Candish – Head of Compliance Information and Ian Dunn – Strategic Development Manager.
Jerry Kane – Commercial Director, Chris Lipscomb – Director of Operations and Antony Charnley – Shop Commercial Manager co-ordinated the support vehicles which provided essential supplies and equipment to support the ride.
Wright said that his highlights of the route included riding through sunset and into the night, passing key illuminated London landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge, before riding through sunrise to be greeted by colleagues on arrival.
To support the riders, staff at the Tunbridge Wells office hosted a Macmillan Coffee morning and virtual bike ride – using two spin bikes kindly provided by Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre – to match the miles that the cycle team undertook and raised £150.00 for the charity.
“The dedication of the team to this cause, and the support they have received from colleagues in both Tunbridge Wells and Leamington Spa has been incredible,” says Louisa Hollis, HR business partner at Logistics UK, “and is a true reflection of one of our key corporate values – togetherness. Ian and his team have been an inspiration to all of us: let’s hope they get a good rest now, and a lift back home!”
Anyone wishing to donate to the challenge’s fundraising efforts, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Logistics-UK.
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk