Three members of the team at Scotts of Thrapston, leading timber building manufacturer, have signed up to take part in “Ride London” for the charity Ride High on 4th August 2019.
Ride London is a 100-mile cycle challenge which begins in Central London, with leg testing climbs into the stunning Surrey countryside.
Scotts took on this challenge to raise money for Ride High, a charity that gives disadvantaged children the opportunity to learn to ride and look after horses and ponies.
The team at Scotts were inspired after meeting the children when they took part in the charity’s project to renovate their stable block. Members of the team spent the day painting at the stables, helped by some of the young people. Scotts also fitted a set of new doors and windows from their stabling accessories range.
The Ride High charity is celebrating their tenth anniversary this year. Their work has proven to effect lasting change in a child’s attitude, self-confidence and life prospects so they become happy, confident young people who are positively engaged in the outside world.
The team is quite a diverse crew, all coming at this from different starting points.
Brett Goldsmith, Scotts Buildings Sales Manager, says: “I have enjoyed riding bicycles for many years and I am looking forward to this challenge.” Next team member, Christian Langley, is using this challenge to get back into the sport. Then there is always one who has all the gear and no idea. That is Josh Trigg who jokes: “I’ve never particularly enjoyed cycling but do like buying all the kit! This is a great opportunity to buy more gear and potentially get a nice new jersey.”
To sponsor the valiant Scotts cycling team please visit the Scotts RCC Virgin Money Giving Page.