The team at Lincoln & York are feeling proud this month after completing an 85 mile charity cycle raising over £16,000. 22 members of the team and friends of the UK coffee company rode from Lincoln Cathedral to York Minster on Saturday (27th September) in support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
The first company charity event Lincoln & York has taken part in was an overwhelming success with hundreds of generous contributions coming in from customers, suppliers, friends, family and colleagues. The total £16,160 will be split equally between the two charities.
The event came as part of celebrations for Lincoln & York’s 20th birthday. Both directors, Simon Herring and James Sweeting, took part in the cycle which was an apt tribute to the coffee firm which they named after their respective home cities – the start and end point of the ride.
James Sweeting, Director at Lincoln & York, said of the challenge: “A huge thank you to all of our generous customers, suppliers, friends, family and colleagues for their kind donations, we are overwhelmed by the support and did not expect to raise nearly as much.
The 85 miles were a challenge but the feeling as we rode up to the Minster together made it totally worth it and marked the end of a fantastic day. Well done to all involved.”
Donations can still be made to the cause by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LeTourdeLincolnandYork