Nine get on their bikes for charity

The e.surv cyclists celebrate their return
The e.surv cyclists celebrate their return

A Kettering-based team of nine cyclists have raised £3,000 for charity after taking part in a gruelling 277-mile cycle ride.

The team, who all work for e.surv Chartered Surveyors, were raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

They set off from York on Friday, September 13, arriving in Kettering three days later.

The cycle is the first Big Charity Challenge which e.surv has organised and has already gained the support of corporate sponsors Holiday Inn Express, Toyota, BMW and Lex Autolease.

Richard Fisk, a director of e.surv who took part in the event, said: “I think as a company we wanted to show our support for charities that were close to the hearts of our staff and which they could feel involved in helping.

“As a result we came up with the idea of an e.surv cycle challenge which meant that even though staff may not be directly involved in the cycle, we could visit them while we took part in it.

“We hope to raise significant amounts for the two charities as well as IHG Shelter in a Storm campaign and hope this is just the first of many e.surv fundraising events to come.”

The team, consisting of Kyle Hamilton, Rachel McPhearson, Ken Hennah, Richard Fisk, Gary Epps, Dave Richardson, Ed WIlliams, Ieuan Jones and John Grant and supported by Gary Dawson, Steve Hall and Gordon Cooper, arrived at the e.surv offices at Lahnstein House, Gold Street, Kettering.

The team has thanked Costa Coffee, who donated a buffet upon their return to Kettering.

Anyone who would like to support the charities through this event can click here to support the Multiple Sclerosis Society or here to help the Teenage Cancer Charity.

For those wishing to contribute to the IHG Shelter charity, donations are welcome via cheque payable to e.surv and posted to their Kettering address at Lahnstein House, Gold Street, Kettering, NN16 8AP.