On Sunday 8th June 2014, 5 of our elite sales force finally took to the road in support of the Pedal for Parkinson’s charity ride. After weeks of preparation, over 140 miles was covered by our cycling team with captain Steve Travis opting for the difficult 60 mile circuit, completing in just 5 ½ hours.
Led by our Sales Manager Steve Travis, our guys started training for the circuit which covers the beautiful Warwickshire countryside only 5 weeks before the cycle date, but the demands of the terrain required consistent preparation in this short time before finally tackling the route. Steve had already been training 6 months in advance in preparation of the 60 mile bike ride which was particularly tough through the winter months. However, after we signed up to compete, the challenge was motivation enough to continue.
Many of our team have not been on a bicycle for years so this is a credit to them for taking the challenge. For this reason, there are also options for competitors to take a shorter 20 mile route which is still no mean feat!
Our competitors who chose the 20 mile route, all looked out for each other starting as a group and crossing the line together in just under 2 hours offering support in what may have been the hottest day of the year so far. Extra support came from other members of the DMG team who ensured our cyclists were aware they were being supported every step of the way by coming alone to cheer them across the line.
Many of our customers, family and friends have very generously donated to our Just Giving page ensuring we have already reached our goal. But we are still collecting donations if you wish to spare change. Please click here to view our page to donate and see our testimonials.
Special Thanks to our competitors who rose to the challenge, Steve Travis, Paul Grainger, John Erra, Stephen Brooker and David Woakes.
You can see more pictures of the charity bike ride by visiting our Facebook page here.