Once again Johnston Logistics UK hosted and sponsored the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ (EACH) annual Ride for Life, with the three-day, 200 miles cycle ride experiencing temperatures over 30 degrees.
The event began and finished at Johnston Logistics UK headquarters in Snetterton, as over 30 cyclists rode across East Anglia visiting all three of EACH’s hospices in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part across the three days. It really was a phenomenal effort and I believe everyone really enjoyed the event” stated Emma Benstead, EACH Norfolk Events Fundraiser.
Despite unprecedented hot weather, which made this year’s event one of the most challenging, the participants raised over £30,000 for the charity. The money will go towards EACH’s Nook appeal to fund a new 10-million-pound purpose build hospice supporting critically ill children and their families.
Having hosted and sponsored the event since it began, Johnston Logistics’ director Rob McIndoe chose to join the 200-mile ride for the first time, despite having never previously cycled more than 30 miles.
“The Ride for Life was as mentally hard as it was physical” said Rob. “Each day brought its own challenges and I am over the moon to have successfully finished. I couldn’t have done it without the support of the fantastic group of experienced cyclists around me.”
31 cyclists crossed the finish line together on the Sunday with big smiles and a strong sense of accomplishment all around. The first to complete the final stage was Alex Brett.
Sponsors Johnston Logistics UK deliver third-party logistics services including warehousing, distribution, contract packing and e-commerce fulfilment, for companies in retail, food, drinks and manufacturing. Each year they handle over 1 million transactions from their 130-acre site in Snetterton.