With the Tour de France Grande Depart just weeks away, colleagues from two gas distribution networks took the opportunity to cycle the first stage of the route, all in the name of charity.
A group of 18 cycling enthusiasts from the north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN) and Scotia Gas Networks, which is responsible for the gas distribution network in Scotland and Southern England, tackled a 139-mile route starting in Leeds and finishing in Harrogate, taking the challengers via Yorkshire towns including Otley, Skipton, Ripon, Harewood and Grassington to name just a few.
Together they have raised more than £3,000 for Cancer Research UK so far.
The charity ride was coordinated by Brian Dobson, Head of Stakeholder Relations for Northern Gas Networks. Brian himself recently battled prostate cancer, so the charity is close to his heart.
Brian said: “We’re really excited about the Tour de France departing from Yorkshire in July, whilst raising money for a worthwhile charity in the process.
“There were plenty of aching muscles the following day, but it was a fantastic experience and to top it all we’ve managed to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK through our efforts.”
It’s not too late to sponsor Brian and the Northern Gas Network’s team.
Simply visit: http://www.justgiving.com/team/Tour-De-France-Route-1-Cycle-Ride
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