Managers drop tools to start training for cycling challenge

Published:  26 June, 2014

A team of managers from Selco Builders Warehouse branches across London are swapping business suits for lycra as they embark on coastal cycling challenge for charity.

The team of fifteen branch managers will cycle 100miles of the Norfolk and Suffolk coastline in order to raise funds for the company’s nominated charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

Croydon branch manager, Paul Asquith, has proven his committment to the challenge by setting up a training area within the branch where he can cycle when possible.

Mr Asquith said: “The training in branch started as a bit of fun but actually has had the desired effect of making me put the hours in. It has also helped encourage customers and suppliers to support the team by digging deep to donate cash to the charity.

“It won’t be an easy feat to complete the 100miles but we will be all there as a team spurring each other on, with motivation coming from the knowledge that the money will help Macmillan deliver the much needed support for those dealing with cancer."

Since 2012, Selco colleagues, employees and suppliers have raised £100,000 for Macmillan and have this year pledged to raise an additional £50,000.

Ross Sandy, Charlton branch manager, and leader of the cycle challenge team, said: "Some of us are more used to getting on bikes than others but regardless of our previous experience, this will be a personal challenge for us all. We are grateful for all of the support and donations we have received so far and hope to meet our target.”

The Just Giving page set up for the Selco 100mile coastal cycle challenge is http://www.justgiving.com/selco-100-coastal-challenge.

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