The cycling trio outside the Vizolution London office
Three staff at the Wales office cycled the 220+ miles to London,raising money and smiles along the way
The cycling trio from the Vizolution Wales office have successfully raised over £2,000 for LATCH, a Welsh-based charity that supports children suffering from cancer, by cycling the 220+ mile journey from their office in Port Talbot to the London office in Notting Hill.
The three-person team, Leighton Sparkes, Robin Betts and Jonathon Gibbs left the Port Talbot-based office on Sep 15, and cycled 70 miles on average per day, arriving at Vizolution’s London offices, one day ahead of schedule on Sep 17.
“It all went really well,” said Leighton. “We passed through some beautiful countryside and quaint little villages, and it brought home how green and pleasant our land is. We had plenty of encouragement from various strangers on-route to keep us motivated!”
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The journey wasn’t totally without incident, however, with a puncture on Day 1 and sizeable (Grade 4) hills to contend with on Day 2 and 3.
“We started to relax once we got on the final leg in London, travelling along the Thames, through Richmond Park and Holland Park, and when we arrived at the London office in Notting Hill, we felt a real sense of achievement and were grateful for the warm welcome and cold refreshments. The icing on the cake was seeing so many people donate so generously!” added Leighton.
The cycling trio raised a total of £1,291, far in excess of their £750 target, and, as agreed, Vizolution contributed a further £750, bringing the grand total to £2,041.50.
Bill Safran, CEO of Vizolution said: “I’m very proud of the initiative taken by Leighton, Robin and Jonathon, and happy to discover they had a great time along the way! I was also impressed with how much money was raised and want to thank everybody who donated.”