Man­agers sad­dle up for gru­elling ride

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent Business Update -

A group of de­ter­mined man­agers from a lead­ing builders sup­plies ware­house – in­clud­ing Paul Asquith from Ash­ford – bat­tled through the pain bar­rier to com­plete a cy­cling marathon and raise more than £20,000 for char­ity.

Four­teen branch and se­nior man­agers from Selco Builders Ware­house out­lets took to their bikes for a gru­elling 100-mile spon­sored jour­ney along the Nor­folk and Suf­folk coast­line to help raise funds for the com­pany’s nom­i­nated char­ity, Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port.

The first rid­ers home com­pleted the course in an im­pres­sive sixand-a-half hours and, de­spite some par­tic­i­pants having limited re­cent ex­pe­ri­ence of cy­cling, the en­tire group fin­ished in­side nine hours.

Paul, 47, man­ager at Selco’s Croy­don branch, said: “It was a real hon­our to rep­re­sent Selco and com­plete the cy­cling marathon. It wasn’t easy but we all stuck to­gether and there was a real feel­ing of achieve­ment amongst all of us when we had fin­ished.

“It’s fan­tas­tic that we have raised so much money for Macmil­lan. It’s a char­ity which has touched many peo­ple at Selco – through ei­ther work, fam­ily or friends – and we were all proud to play a part in this lat­est fundrais­ing event.”

Char­ity cy­clist Paul Asquith

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