Peter Hindle MBE, managing director of builders merchant Jewson has cycled through the French Alps for charity.
Hindle, who once represented Great Britain at cycling, completed the gruelling La Marmotte challenge to raise £15,000 for Jewson’s ‘together’ charity partner Barnardos.
Also taking part was Mick Ives of International cycling team MI racing, which Jewson sponsors. The 106 mile challenge began in Lyon and took in 10,000 feet of climbing, across three of the most famous peaks in France. They did it in nine hours.
Hindle said: “Although there must be easier ways of fundraising, this is my way of helping to raise money for a worthy cause. Jewson branches around the UK will be holding their own events and challenges across the next two years to raise further funds for the charity.”
Since its launch in 2002, Jewson’s ‘together’ charity programme has raised over £2 million for great causes including the British Heart Foundation, Great Ormond Street, Cancer Research UK and Help the Hospices.
The programme encourages Jewson staff, their families, customers and suppliers to organise and participate in a range of activities to support the nominated charity through fundraising and volunteering.