• Fri. Apr 12th, 2024

North East Connected

Hopping Across The North East From Hub To Hub

pedal power largeCharity cyclists got a wheelie warm welcome from the Mayor of South Tyneside when they stopped for a well-earned refreshment break.

Around 15 riders who were taking part in the Flame Relay challenge were greeted by the Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, when they visited the Borough en route from Glasgow to Milton Keynes.

The cyclists, all Santander employees, were pedalling 828 miles in aid of Barnardo’s and Age Concern.

The Mayor said: “I’m delighted to welcome the cyclists to South Tyneside and I wish them the best of luck for the rest of their ride.

“I’m told they’ve got some pretty hilly sections coming up on the next legs of their journey so they certainly deserve a breather!

“I hope they hit their fundraising target for these very worthy causes.”

The group called into the offices of training company HarperCo, which is sponsoring the ride for refreshments.

Sam Morgan, Chief Executive Officer HarperCo, said: ‘It was great to be able to support Santander to enable them to meet their core objective of supporting people in the community via two very worthwhile charities that really do change lives for the better.

“We as a group always look to support our clients in their endeavours to raise money for superb causes; hopefully we’ll be part of the Santander Flame Relay again next year.”


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