Mark Bryan, Sales Director, NSL Telecoms and M3 Job Club trustee, was challenged by the board to help raise vital funds for the charity.

He opted for a 55-mile bike ride through our beautiful countryside, leaving Richmond and finishing in Windsor! He talked a couple of friends in to join him and named the team the “Senile  Cyclists”. Mark was joined by two intrepid cyclists Iain Shelley, (brother-in-Law) and Ben Graves, (friend and neighbour).

The ride, scheduled to take place on 22 September 2018 meant that they had to start getting in some practice, between busy work and family schedules. With the LocalGiving site set up to promote the event and setting a target donation of £2,500 to not only help members of the local community but also their families.

They then embarked on training and printing the shirts, sharing their practice times and miles cycled in preparation for the big day.

The day was a bit cold and wet and after having a couple of flat tyres that needed roadside repairs, we were delighted to hear the news around 2:30pm on 22 September that they had made it. Phew!

A great result, cycling for over 4 hours and in fact cycling over 57 miles in total in the end. Our congratulations and our sincere thanks to the guys, a great result.

The rest of the trustee board really appreciate the time and commitment to take on and complete the challenge. Thanks ‘Senile Cyclists’, you are super stars…

We are extremely grateful to all those who donated an average of over £50 each in support of Mark, Ben and Iain.

We’ve had some significant personal and company donations that I thought worth a shout out as well:

Ben Graves not only donated his personal time on the bike ride but we also received a donation from the company he works for, Shred-on-Site, “the UK’s leading independent paper shredding and on-site document destruction company”.

Don Moore, MD at Channels Solutions Resource helped boost the numbers through one of the largest donations to the intrepid cycling explorers.

And a big thanks to Steve Larkinson, MD, NSL Telecoms for his generous donation in support of Mark and M3JC.

There’s still a few more days to donate:

Thank You!