Wimbledon Warehouse Manager Gets On His Bike

Ian on charity coastline cycle quest

The Wimbledon branch manager of a building warehouse firm is joining a team cycling 100 miles of the Norfolk and Suffolk coastline in order to raise charity funds.

Ian Williams is one of 15 branch managers from Selco Builders Warehouse branches across London are swapping business suits for lycra as they embark on their ambitious 100 mile coastal cycling challene in aid of the company's nominated charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ian Williams, branch manager of Selco Builders Warehouse Wimbledon, which is based in Weir Road, said: "It won't be an easy feat to complete the 100 miles but we will be all there as a team spurring each other on, with motivation coming from the knowledge that the money will help Macmillan deliver the much-needed support for those dealing with cancer."

Since 2012, Selco colleagues, employees and suppliers have amassed a massive £100,000 for Macmillan and have this year pledged to raise an additional £50,000.

Ross Sandy, Charlton branch manager, and leader of the cycle challenge team is hoping £15,000 can be raised from the challenge and is encouraging his team to train hard ahead of the big day in August.

He said: "Some of us are more used to getting on bikes than others but regardless of our previous experience, this will be a personal challenge for us all. We are grateful for all of the support and donations we have received so far and hope to meet our target." 

The Just Giving page set up for the Selco 100 mile coastal cycle challenge is http://www.justgiving.com/selco-100-coastal-challenge.

Selco, a building supplies, equipment and tool provider, has nominated Macmillan as its chosen charity and has raised in excess of £130,000 since 2012.

Other fundraising initiatives planned for the year include charity golf days, 10km runs and marathons, a nominated charity match at Selco-sponsored rugby Super League side London Broncos and participation in the national Macmillan Coffee Morning.

June 23, 2014