Staff on their bikes for charity

Santander employees Micki Scudder and Nikki Swankie from Rushden will get on their bikes this weekend for the 2012 British Heart Foundation (BHF) London to Brighton Bike Ride.

They will be joining around 100 other Santander employees as well as thousands of cyclists in the annual Bike Ride this Sunday to cycle the challenging 54 miles from London to Brighton. The ride is the largest cycle event in Europe and is already full. Last year an impressive £3.3m was raised to help the BHF continue its lifesaving work and this year the ride hopes to build on this success.

BHF head of events Nancy Prior said: “Thanks to Santander, its employees and all of their supporters, the British Heart Foundation can continue to fund its lifesaving work, improving the lives of those suffering with heart disease. We wish them luck with the last of their training, and look forward to cheering them on at the weekend.”

The BHF is celebrating over 37 years of the much-loved London to Brighton Bike Ride and is launching two new routes of Europe’s largest charity cycling event in 2012 - the London to Brighton Night Ride and the London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride.

As well as these rides, the BHF also organises many other cycling events throughout the year.

To find out more visit or call 0845 130 8663.

Santander is supporting the BHF bike ride series for the next three years as part of the bank’s community investment programme. The partnership aims to encourage the British public to get on their bikes and join a BHF cycling event, to get fit and raise vital funds for the charity.