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Tour inspires Sheffield workers’ charity bike ride

Colleagues Andy Moores, Luke Allen, Paul Summer, and Katy Stallabrass

Colleagues Andy Moores, Luke Allen, Paul Summer, and Katy Stallabrass

Four colleagues inspired by the Tour de France cycled from Sheffield to Paris to raise funds for charity.

Plusnet employees Paul Summers, Andy Moores, Katy Stallabrass and Luke Allen left Sheffield city centre on Tuesday and arrived at the Eiffel Tower at the weekend.

The 500 mile journey saw them cover 100 miles a day in a bid to raise £5,000 for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, which supports and raises funds for children’s and cancer charities nationwide.

Andy, quality and technical training manager, said: “This has been a huge personal challenge for each of us, we’ve trained hard but nothing can quite prepare you for 100 miles each day for five consecutive days.”

The cyclists were cheered off on their way by 900 Plusnet employees from the Sheffield head office and the Leeds branch of the company.

The broadband and phone provider will also raise funds for the charity at the Yorkshire Marathon, scheduled to take place in October in York.

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal is named after the Leeds mum who raised nearly £2 million for charity in a series of sporting challenges despite suffering from terminal cancer.

 

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