The team will cycle non-stop from Viper Subsea’s office in Portishead to Land’s End and back again in aid of Cancer Research UK and Motivation, an international development charity based in Backwell, which supports people with mobility disabilities. The aim is to complete the endurance ride within 36 hours.
In training for the last three months, the team includes Viper Subsea engineers Scott Ferrier, Bill Holland, Simon Moss, Paul Overton and Alex Wilkinson. Tony Walmsley, director at Portishead based marketing consultancy Pressline, completes the team of six riders.
Scott Ferrier, project manager at Viper Subsea and team leader of the fundraiser, said: “Two of us will be cycling at any one point and we’re aiming for each pair to tackle around 30 miles before handing over the reigns to the next pair. There will be no beds, no ice-creams – just cycling. It’ll be a gruelling ride, especially cycling through the night after a hard day in the saddle, but we’re all keen to keep up a strong pace and raise at least £2,000 for our chosen charities.”
Neil Douglas, managing director of Viper Subsea, added: “The team has worked very hard in training and route planning over the last few months to prepare for this epic ride, which will help two very worthy charities. Viper Subsea is proud to see its engineers step up to this challenge and support Cancer Research UK and Motivation.”
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