Aico has taken on a cycling challange in aid of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.
On Sunday 25th July, 100 riders departed from Aico’s Oswestry headquarters on the inaugural Adrenaline Sporting Events’ Pedal the Borders cycling event, cycling 100km, from the Shropshire countryside into the Welsh hills.
The first riders arrived back at Aico before noon, with the final riders completing the cycle around 3pm. 21 Aico colleagues from across the UK took part in the ride, more collages volunteered to help coordinate the event. In total, Aico raised £4,661 for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.
Keen cyclist Michael Wright, product development manager for Aico, was the 5th person to finish the event, completing the cycle in a speedy 3 hours 23 minutes, and said: “It was fantastic to be part of Pedal the Borders and helping to raise money for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund. The route was brilliant with the scenery of Lake Vyrnwy being a welcome sight halfway around! It was great to see so many Aico and HomeLINK colleagues taking part also, challenging themselves for such a good cause. Thank you to all the volunteers and organisers who made the event a great success and really enjoyable. I’m looking forward to next year’s event already.”
Helen Knight, Development Manager for Lingen Davies, says “The team at Lingen Davies are absolutely delighted with the Pedal the Borders event which took place on Sunday 25th July. We had a wonderful turn out, congratulations to all those that took on this incredible challenge. We would like to thank our sponsors who supported us, with an extra big thank you to Aico, who not only supported the event as our main sponsor, but also supported with all of their staff having a role in the day, from volunteering, to actually cycling the 100km.”
Aico sponsors Adrenaline Sporting Events, supporting events across Shropshire, Mid Wales and North Wales in various ways, including volunteering and colleague participation.