A group of Keyline staff, customers and suppliers raised in excess of a stunning £8,500 for Prostate Cancer UK when they replaced their hard hats for cycle helmets and completed a gruelling biking challenge on Saturday 3rd June.
Starting out from Keyline’s Dumfries branch on Wednesday 31st May, the team cycled 90 miles to Broxburn, then an additional 70 miles to Balloch the following day. On Friday 2nd June they arrived in Fort William after a 75-mile journey, before adding a final 65 miles on Saturday when they crossed the finishing line at Keyline’s Inverness depot. Having completed 300 miles and a total climb of 14,000ft, which is approximately the equivalent of climbing Ben Nevis three times, the cyclists received a hero’s welcome from colleagues, friends and family.
The challenge was organised by Keyline’s Regional Operations Manager Frazer MacBean, Keyline Branch Manager Gary Miller and Key Account Manager Darren Fullarton, who were all extremely grateful to everyone who donated.
Gary Miller commented: “A group of nine of us cycled for the whole four days, then we were joined by colleagues, suppliers and customers along the way. On the last stage we took on the ‘Glendoe Summit’, a climb that is 4.8 miles long and 1,246 ft high – it was an absolute beast! There were a few trials and tribulations, but also a lot of laughs and we would like to say a huge thank to the cyclists who took part in the challenge and everyone who donated to help us raise a fantastic amount of money.”
This is just one of the many activities Keyline is organising this year to raise money for its chosen charity, Prostate Cancer UK. Donations can still be made via the team’s Just Giving page – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dumfriestoinvernesscycle.
A total of 27 cyclist took part in the challenge. Full names below:
- Frazer MacBean – Keyline
- Gary Miller – Keyline
- Gary Anthony – Keyline
- Darren Fullerton – Keyline
- Ben Todd – Keyline
- Nicola Smith – Keyline
- Adam Franklin – Keyline
- Jacqueline Harkins – Glasgow Law Practice
- David Clark – Hydro
- Neil Raxter – Hydro
- Hayley Kane – NHS
- Ross Stewart – Klargester
- Lee Hudson – GRS Bagging
- Gary Postle – Saint Gobain
- Jim Burns – Saint Gobain
- Lee Goodall – Saint Gobain
- Matt Connell – Marshalls
- Steve Cahill – ACO
- Adam Mackinnon – ACO
- Charlie Kane – ACO
- Eoghan Liston – ACO
- Peter Hamilton – ACO
- Neil Luck – ACO
- Bernard Donnelly – Barratt Homes
- Joe Webley – Eko Installations
- Ella Webley – Eko Installations
- William Meikle – Landscapes & Contracts