As crowds lined the streets in Leeds, Cambridge, Essex and London to welcome the Tour de France to the UK, Warwick Conferences’ staff have embarked on a two-week ‘Cycle for Change’ event.
Staff and delegates at the University’s conference campus are attempting to match the same distance in miles covered by the Tour de France. Keith Tayler, in his 24th year of service as a Head Chef, saddled up at Scarman to complete the first mile of 2,271 and donate the first £1 towards the target.
Warwick Conferences have teamed up with retailer Halfords on the initiative, which runs to 28 July.
A Boardman Race bike, secured on rollers offers delegates and staff the chance to hop on and take part in a collective attempt to cycle the Tour de France route distance. Each participant is raising at least £1 for each mile covered for the charity Re-Cycle, an organisation that sends unwanted bikes to Africa.
Warwick Conferences Head of Sales and Marketing, Rachael Bartlett, said: “We’re thrilled that the Cycle for Change event has got off to a great start. It was brilliant to have Keith commence the race, and we expect to see many more of our staff and customers following his lead.”
Photo Caption: Keith Tayler on bike with L-R: Gail Tomlinson-Short, Laura Lucas (Halfords), Stephanie Welch and Emma Birkett
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