A BRAVE group of accountants from Robson Laidler Accountants in Newcastle and Durham, along with their friends and family, are taking on The Coast 2 Coast Challenge this August.
The 16 strong team will cycle approx. 150 miles from Whitehaven to Tynemouth over three days to raise funds for the Firm’s Charity of the Year, the Freeman Heart and Lung Transplant Association.
The team, which is being headed up by client manager Jack Spoor and senior client manager Stephen Willis, have begun their training in preparation for the challenge.
As well as cyclists, volunteers from Robson Laidler are also attending to help support the riders as they travel.
Stephen said: “After completing various challenges to help us reach our charity goal of raising £100,000 in time for our 100th anniversary in 2010, the conversation turned to the Coast to Coast cycle challenge and, as I have done it myself before, I promised to look into it. A couple of conversations later somehow “looking into it” had changed to 16 staff members being committed to it!
“Most of us are not regular cyclists and so this will really be a challenge. I hope that as well as the feeling of satisfaction at the end of the ride, there will also be the satisfaction of knowing we have raised money for the Heart and Lung Transplant Association at the Freeman – a charity that is close to the hearts of one of our members of staff.”
The team have kindly been supported by Neil McGregor Property Services who is providing the transport and The Cycle Hub who are providing a free bike maintenance services for all cyclists.
If you would like to donate please do so via the Firm’s Just Giving link here: https://www.justgiving.com/companyteams/FHLTAC2C