3 members of the Siddall and Hilton Products team will be participating in the Acorn sponsored bike ride 2012 this weekend.
Neil Sutcliffe (Sales Director), Steve Cockerham (Sales & Commercial Manager) and Darren Martin (Warehouse Supervisor) will be taking on the charity cycle challenge on Saturday the 12th May 2012.
The 100km event is staged around the York area, West Yorkshire and around 500 riders are expected to raise around £30,000 for Acorn.
Since 1999 Acorn has raised over £790,000 and provided funding for equipment, facilities and a research fellow at Leeds General Infirmary Rheumatology Department, kick-started a service for people with early onset (working age) dementia, raised funds for a befriending service for carers and sufferers of dementia, organised and funded luncheon clubs and events for the Alzheimer’s Society and much more.
Later this year Darren and Neil will be tacking the 100th anniversary 11 Cities road challenge in Holland with 15,000 other riders where they will need to complete a gruelling 240km route through the 11 Frisian cities, finishing in Bolsward any time before midnight !
In July Steve will be taking part in the brutal Megavalanche event in Alp D’Huez, France. Widely considered one of the worlds ultimate mountain bike race events, 2000 riders mass-start on the glaciated summit of the Pic Blanc (3,300m) and descend over an extremely varied terrain of snow, ice, rocks and dusty mountain trails to the lush meadows of the valley bottom at Allemont (700m), after some 2600 vertical metres of descent.
Looking forward to the challenge, Steve commented “The Mega really is considered the ultimate event on most mountain bikers bucket list and is the one event that I need to tick off before I get too old and fragile”
Charity donations towards the Acorn event would be very much appreciated. Please contact Neil, Steve or Darren to make a contribution and look out for a report on the outcome of the event shortly !