Businesses go head-to-head in charity cycle challenge

Local businesses are being invited to take part in a local charity’s cycle challenge which makes its return next month.

Organised by St Elizabeth Hospice, RideFest sees business across Suffolk competing in a static bike challenge in their own workplace to find who can cycle the furthest and raise the most money for the charity.

 

Returning for the third year in February, businesses will be able to compete against each other to win the title of RideFest champions for Suffolk, the coveted yellow jersey, along with a secret cycling prize at the finals and networking event in March.

Jazmin Peach, corporate fundraiser at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “The start of the year is the perfect time for our RideFest challenge as many people are already on a health kick, so this is great for people who are looking for a fitness challenge to work towards.

“RideFest has proven to be a fantastic team building activity for the businesses across Suffolk who have taken part in the past. Not only is it a fun challenge for teams to join, it’s also a simple way for companies to give back to their community and show their support for their local hospice.

“The money raised from the cycle challenge is vital to us as it ensures that we can continue to provide care and support to local people and their families facing a progressive or terminal illness, free of charge.”

Damco and Maersk, based in Felixstowe took part in RideFest last year and are returning as one of our race sponsors for 2019.

Stuart Clarke of Damco and Maersk, said: “We had an amazing time participating in Ridefest 2018 that we immediately signed up for Ridefest 2019.

“We wanted to support Ridefest again as this is not only a great event with a competitive edge but we wanted to support an amazing charity that does so much good within the local community.”

About the workplace challenge

The corporate team challenge will take place in organisations across the county from Monday 25 February to Friday 8 March. Those who cycle the furthest distances and raise the most money will compete one last time to be crowned champions at the RideFest finals event on Wednesday 13 March at Venue 77.

To take part, businesses are asked to pay a £99 registration fee to cover the cost of the event and also raise a further £350 for St Elizabeth Hospice which could help pay for up to seven therapy sessions for someone who has lost a loved one.

Find out more

If your business is interested in taking part, speak to a member of our fundraising team on 01473 723600 or email: fundraising@stelizabethhospice.org.uk



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