Property experts from Leeds-based chartered surveyor and property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall have completed its annual charity bike ride – this time cycling 215 miles from London to Paris to raise funds for The British Heart Foundation.
Sanderson Weatherall’s annual fundraising bike ride is now in its sixth year, and the company has raised a total of £25,000 to date. This year’s challenge from London to Paris raised over £3,000 for The British Heart Foundation.
Other charities to benefit from the event over the years – which has seen the Sanderson Weatherall team cycle from Bridlington to Morecambe and Inverness to Glasgow – include Macmillan Cancer Support, Barnado’s and Multiple Sclerosis Society.
This year, 15 amateur cyclists took part in the challenge, overcoming broken chains and flat tyres to complete the bike ride in three and a half days.
The challenge was organised by Simon Heather, valuation partner at the firm’s Manchester office, and has gone from strength to strength with people from across Sanderson Weatherall’s nine offices signing up to take part.
The team more than met their fundraising target of £2,000, with clients, friends and colleagues alike contributing to the total raised. The money will be donated to the British Heart Foundation.
Simon Heather, partner and organiser of the bike ride, said: “This was the eighth time that we have undertaken the London2Paris cycle challenge, and I while it was certainly not easy everyone enjoyed the experience.
“I am very proud of all 15 cyclists who took part, and grateful to everyone who supported us, particularly our Sanderson Weatherall colleagues – we definitely felt that they were with us all the way.”
Sanderson Weatherall’s Leeds office was represented by partner Richard Dunn, surveyor Tom Goode, IT analyst Neil Leech and marketing executive Dan Pugh. The company is still accepting donations through its Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/2016SW