Simon Hipgrave, managing director of garage door maker Garador joined customer Jewson for its annual Tour de Jewson charity bike ride.
Hipgrave rode 220 miles from Lands End to the Garador head office in Yeovil earlier this month September as part of the cycling relay marathon from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The Tour forms a major part of the merchant’s fund raising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Hipgrave said: “In the past Garador has provided refreshments and facilities for cyclists to use as a refueling stop on route, and Garador colleagues have taken part in the Tour de Jewson the last five years,” he said. “This year, I decided this charity was worth going the extra miles. Being joined at Exeter by our finance manager Alan Bacon and production operative Rob Green meant we had a good Garador presence for the two legs back to Yeovil.
“The target for the complete Tour de Jewson event is set at just over £52,000 and with the addition of the money raised by Garador they are well on their way to raising this amount for Macmillan Cancer Support,” he said.