It took four days and a tremendous amount of determination but 27 riders from Knauf completed an epic 400 mile journey between Knauf’s Sittingbourne and Immingham factories in September, raising over £2500 so far for charity in the process.
Hot on the heels of Team GB’s Olympic cycling success which inspired the nation, riders from both the Immingham and Sittingbourne plants had to navigate a mix of terrain and roads to reach their destination.
As with all other Knauf Wellbeing events that have taken place this year, the Tour de Knauf was all about getting healthy and raising money for a good cause.
Tim Andrew, Process Improvement Leader at Knauf was full of praise for the Knauf team as they completed this tough challenge.
“This was the first time that I have done anything like this and I thought it was excellent. Personally I found that the first two days were the hardest, as I had never experienced the sort of mileage that we were covering per day.
“I think that the training prior to the Tour de Knauf was vitally important. It had a huge impact on my ability to get through the challenge and meant that it was a far more enjoyable experience. I never thought that the Knauf Wellbeing initiative would benefit me as much as it has.”
A groundswell of support has seen the riders eclipse their fundraising target of £1,000 with over £2,500 raised already. To donate to this important cause, visit the Knauf Just Giving page at the following address: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/knaufbikeride
All money raised by the Tour de Knauf will be used to support Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Since 1998 the Demelza Hospice has been making life better for babies, children and young people who have life threatening or life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting the families of those children through an incredibly difficult period.