Pedal power to raise funds for Olympic hopeful
Cycling almost 160 miles in 12 hours is no mean feat – but our community-spirited estate branch in Market Harborough is preparing for their own pedal powered challenge.
Forget the Tour De France, our Harrison Murray and the Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) colleagues will be taking to the town centre market square to perform their charity stunt, raising funds through the SportsAid scheme for South Leicestershire sporting star and future Olympian – triathlete Caitlin Roper.
A static bike will be the ‘transport’ of choice for estate agency manager Kameron Hutchinson and the team, who will take it in turns to cycle legs of the grueling 158 miles – the equivalent distance from Market Harborough to the Isle of Wight.
The challenge takes place on Wednesday 29 July from 9am until 9pm when supporters will include Caitlin herself and The Nottingham’s mascot, Robin Hood.
Kameron, who took part in the 2013 Bike It Challenge, said: “As we are raising funds for Caitlin, a triathlete, we thought it fitting to come up with a sporting challenge and decided that a static cycling initiative would be something the whole team could be involved with – as well as encouraging customers and shoppers in the town centre to come along and support us.
“We are looking forward to giving this challenge our best shot, and welcome anyone who is around on the day to pop along and give us some encouragement.”
Well-wishers can donate on the day or visit the branch to offer their support.