A team from the Bristol office are gearing up to take part in a charity bike ride dubbed the 'Tour de South West' to raise money for their office charity, FareShare South West.
The challenge will see the team of 15, led by Charlie Lister, Clare Parkin and Timothy Neergaard-Tedder cover 157 miles over two days on July 15-16. The route starts at the Plymouth office and will take the team across the glorious Devon and Somerset countryside back to the Bristol office.
Day one will see the team skirt around Dartmoor National Park before heading for a well-earned rest in Tiverton, just north of Exeter. On day two, they will set off from Tiverton, pass through Taunton and have a ice cream stop in Weston Super-Mare before making the way back to Bristol with a Champs-Elysees-esque finish across Clifton suspension bridge.
Clare Parkin is a Trainee Solicitor in the Bristol office's Commercial department and she explained how the idea came about:
"Historically the firm has completed other charity bike rides but for obvious reasons similar events haven't been able to happen in the last couple of years, so we thought it was long overdue.
"The route is from Plymouth to Bristol because the charity which we are raising money for - FareShare South West - has recently opened a new warehouse in Plymouth, which we were keen to recognise. Not only is this an excellent way to raise money for our office charity, it is also a great opportunity for cyclists across the firm to get together and do something we all very much enjoy."
FareShare South West is the largest food charity in the South West providing food for 5 million meals annually. Established in 2007, FareShare South West tackles food poverty in the region by redistributing surplus food that would otherwise go to waste, and redistributing it to charities, schools and community groups for those that need it most.
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