A brave trio of Blueprint Machines employees is tackling a 400-mile cycle from Newark in the UK to the Gauselmann Group’s headquarters in Espelkamp, Germany in order to raise funds for a children’s charity.
Nicola Wallbank, Key Account Manager, Andy Hall, Key Account Manager and Gavin Wright, Sales Manager will attempt the challenge, with Content Manager James Lowe acting as support crew. The team will set off on June 11, finishing in Germany on Thursday June 14.
The itinerary, which will include an overnight ferry, consists of two days of cycling on UK soil, followed by the longest ride on Day 3, crossing the Netherlands to the German border with Day 4 seeing the team cycle almost 100 miles to complete the challenge.
The aim is to raise an incredible £20,000 for the Children’s Bereavement Centre based in Blueprint’s home town of Newark. This is a uniquely special centre, where children, young people and their families from Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire who are affected by terminal illness or death of a loved one, can access the support and guidance they need.
Nicola Wallbank commented, “This is a really special charity that does invaluable work to help local families and children come to terms with loss. We are really proud to be supporting them. Training is going well and there is a great team spirit!”
“I used to cycle a lot until a couple of years ago so I haven’t really been on a bike for at least 2 years and just started training 6 weeks ago, so this event will be quite a test for me,” said Gavin Wright.
“We have all been training hard for a couple of months with weekends and week nights being dominated by cycle rides of increasing distances,” added Andy Hall.
The whole team would like to thank those who have already donated and for those who would like to pledge their support – please go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/blueprintmachines