Every year British Gas gets involved in a number of charity projects, from sky diving to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and this year is no different. With Olympic fever still sweeping the nation, British Gas employees are embarking on their own Olympic-sized charity challenge. Phil Bentley, Managing Director British Gas, Chris Jansen, Managing Director Services and Commercial, and Gearoid Lane, Managing Director New Markets, together with 297 other British Gas employees, will be taking part in ‘British Gas Bikes Britain’ from 1st - 9th September in a bid to raise over £250,000 for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.
Tim Johnson, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity said: “We are delighted that British Gas is supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity through such an exciting and challenging event. Their commitment towards the new Centre for Neurosciences, part of our ambitious redevelopment of the Great Ormond Street hospital site, will enable the hospital to treat more children with complex neurological conditions in world class facilities.”
‘British Gas Bikes Britain’ will cover three countries and 760 miles in nine days; our employees have been training hard in the run up to the event. Jonathan Talbot from Lanark even took his bike along on his wedding weekend to squeeze in some cycling training around his big day!
“Planning a wedding and training for a bike ride has been challenging at times, I am really lucky that my new bride has been so understanding, especially since we’ve postponed our honeymoon until after the bike ride!
Not only have I just got married, I will be celebrating my 40th birthday in the saddle. Great Ormond Street is fantastic hospital helping children across the country, so I hope we can raise as much as possible to help”.
The route begins in Uddingston, Scotland and ends nine days later in Windsor, England.