Company group to support charity with 300-mile cycle

CYCLISTS Staff from the Serocor team
CYCLISTS Staff from the Serocor team
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STAFF from a group of companies are cycling 300 miles to help a children and young persons’ charity.

A team of 11 and four support crew from The Serocor Group of companies are attempting the ride, with the aim of to raising £20,000 for Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices for children and young adults in the upcoming ‘City Cycle 300’ event.

The event takes place over three days, from June 10 to June 12, with participants completing 100 miles and seven to eight hours a day in the saddle.

Participants include members of the senior management team at the Serocor Group, which is based at Langstone Technology Park, (encompassing ARM, Bloc, Optamor, Hawker Chase and Serocor Solutions) as well as riders and support crew from across the business.

Tom Hickling, senior recruitment consultant at ARM, said: ‘It’s a challenging course. The team will be burning around 7,000 calories per day and will climb more than 700ft through north Sussex and the South Downs, climbing over 6,000ft in total.

‘In the team we have an Iron Man Challenger, as well as a mixture of gym-goers and some less experienced riders, the result being a fantastic combination of steely determination and genuine ability.’

Sarah Hudson, area and business fundraiser for Naomi House, said: ‘There are fundraising challenges and then there are challenges. Serocor are going all out on this one. We wish them all the best with the challenge and thank them for their fabulous and inspiring support.”

Tom added: ‘While it’s a great challenge it is nothing compared to the fantastic work that Naomi House and Jacksplace do every day. The hospices provide invaluable palliative care that includes respite, emergency and end-of-life care for children, young people and their families, affected by life-limiting and life-threatening circumstances.

Donations can be made through the fundraising page which can be found by searching Serocor Group City Cycle 300 online and clicking on the Virgin Money Giving link.