Energy Industries Council riders raise £10,000 on 600-mile charity cycle from Aberdeen to London

The EIC cyclists are congratulated after completing  their 600-mile charity marathon.
The EIC cyclists are congratulated after completing their 600-mile charity marathon.

A team of seven riders from the Energy Industries Council (EIC) have raised more than £10,000 for charity after a 600-mile marathon cycle ride from Aberdeen to London.

The ride, started from the EIC office in Aberdeen office, stopped over at its Teesside location, and ended at the trade association’s London office yesterday – with the team travelling over 130 miles on some days.

The challenge forms part of the EIC’s 75th anniversary celebrations, with proceeds from all anniversary events being divided equally between the two charities, selected by EIC staff.

Neil Golding – EIC Head of Oil and Gas and Business Development, and one of the riders – said, ’I’m really proud of the EIC team, covering 600 miles in six days is an amazing achievement, especially considering that none of us are experienced cyclists.

“It’s been an incredible experience and while we are all very sore and tired, all the aches and pains are worth it to support two great charities: Cancer Research UK and The Ocean Cleanup.’

The EIC Charity Cycle Ride was sponsored by Sterling Quality Services, which provides independent inspection, expediting services and quality assurance services.

With £10,000 already raised, the trade association is hopeful that it can still reach its ambitious target of £20,000. Donations to help meet this goal and support the two charities can still be made via www.gofundme.com/the-eic-charity-cycle-challenge

EIC staff who took part in the charity cycle ride were; OPEX Analyst Tom Bacon, Senior Energy Analyst Oliver Barnes, Head of Oil and Gas and Business Development Neil Golding, Energy Research Assistant Lara Juergens, Web and E-marketing Coordinator Mark Risley, Overseas Membership Manager Andrew Scutter and Power, Nuclear and Renewables Energy Analyst Richard Vale.

14 Jun 2018

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