DB Wood Team
8th July, 2016
Charity Update… get your lycras on!
Ready… set… go… this was the story at 7am this morning as our team set-off on their static bike ride challenge. There is something strange about a 400km target where the bike doesn’t actually move, but we thought we could take advantage of travelling generosity, as people have no doubt floated in from different corners of Britain to watch our mammoth charity ride (sorry if the A46 and A1 were traffic jammed this morning).
I think at one point we even started trending on twitter – probably because three of our employees retweeted us from their bedsides at 7am. We will of course keep you updated with how much we raise and if you fancy laughing at our shocking impressions of Sir Chris Hoy in the meantime, check out our twitter page.
The 400km we will complete today as a team looks like a walk in the park in comparison to Tracey Underwood’s upcoming trial. Despite our best efforts to explain to her that even professional cyclists would struggle to complete 500 miles in 48 hours, she is still determined to give it a go on 30th September. Mansfield to London to Cardiff is her route, which I wouldn’t mind in the back of a Limo, but on a 500g bike with a squeaky seat, no thanks! Still, she did complete the 125-mile sheriff bike ride around Nottingham at the weekend, so only another 375-miles to add to that.
Of course, it is all for charity, and Tracey is offering a chance for you to splash your company logo on her lyrcas for £30 or more. There will be a group of other riders joining Tracey, and the longer cars are sat behind the peloton waiting to overtake, the more air time your brand will have. In all seriousness, it is for a great cause, Beaumond House, and she is aiming to raise another £4,000 to add to the funds already raised. If you want to get on Tracey’s jersey, please follow our just giving link below and send us a JPEG of your logo.
We are pleased to welcome Reece Wootton and Declan Gamble who join us for a short sharp introduction over the summer months. We’ll be keeping you updated as they progress and may even let them loose on the odd blog or two before they have finished their internship.
Congratulations also go to Sonia Prime, a vibrant member of our technical solutions team, who passed the ‘Pensions & Retirement Planning’ qualification. She brushed off the hard work and weeks of studying, instead citing that pre-exam chocolate was her biggest ally. Apparently the guy who went with the banana struggled massively.
We are pleased to announce our new partnership as a sponsor of Newark Rugby Club.
With more than 100 years of play, Rugby has long been a tradition in this market town. Newark RUFC is a thriving, modern and forward looking community based rugby club, supporting both youth and senior teams.
Our Chief Executive, Ashley Brooks comments: “We were keen to be involved with a club that not only puts health and wellbeing at its forefront but also shares a sense of passion and community spirit”.
The club is committed to supporting those who suffer any hardship which may affect their ability to train and play. In accordance, they established a discretionary Sports Bursary fund for underprivileged children. The bursary goes a long way to help and we are delighted that our recent sponsorship will boost the support they can offer.
Finally, don’t forget to visit us on our FB & Twitter pages where you can find more updates on our charity endeavours (click on the icons at the bottom of the page).