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Bike ride raise over £7,000 for charity


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A group of 22 cyclists from Defence & Government Services has completed an intense cycling challenge, tackling 220 miles of undulating roads in just two days. 

The Ride220 event set off from the Leeds office on 17 June and riders were cheered by waiting colleagues as they crossed the finish line at the Defence & Government Services office in Tidworth the following day.

Months of preparation paid off, with the fundraising page raising over £7,500 for Stop Hunger and SSAFA, and cash still coming in.

Programme manager Matt Williamson was one of the event’s organisers and a rider. “I'm really pleased that all riders crossed the line in one piece, despite a couple of minor tumbles along the route,” he said. “This has been a collective effort and without the team spirit from colleagues from across the business, this event would never have been achievable.”

Ride220 teamThe team of 22 received incredible support in the build up to the ride, with sites organising a host of fundraising activities including a sweepstake, raffles, bucket collections and a virtual bike ride. Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO of SSAFA, joined the team and cycled alongside them on day two.

“We want to thank everyone who pulled together so brilliantly to make this such a success,” said Matt. “I am remarkably impressed with the support that continues to unite the Defence & Government Service segments.”

In the build up to the event, we interviewed Matt about his passion for cycling. Read the article here.


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