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Sheffield JCT600 staff swap engines for bikes for ME charity effort

Martin Holmes, Stephen Booker, Max Osborne, Nigel Shaw and David Haigh

Martin Holmes, Stephen Booker, Max Osborne, Nigel Shaw and David Haigh

A team of staff from a Sheffield motor dealership are turning their efforts to a different mode of transport for a mammoth charity challenge - pedal power.

JCT600’s dealerships in the city are hosting their own Tour de France inspired Grand Depart, with 28 cyclists undertaking the charity effort together.

They are planning to cycle past all 47 of JCT600’s dealerships across Yorkshire, the North East, the Humber, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

They will cover 600 miles in just five days, hoping to raise £10,00 for the Association of Young People with ME.

AYME is a charity which provides support for children and young people aged up to 26 who have Myalgic Encephalopathy or chronic fatigue syndrome.

The core team will be led by JCT600 finance director Nigel Shaw and will include Rotherham workshop controller Marc Peasegood.

The team will set off from the firm’s head office in Bradford on August 20 before calling in at showrooms in Newcastle, York, Hull, Grimsby, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster.

Mr Shaw said: “In recent years we’ve really stepped-up our charity fundraising efforts with colleagues enthusiastically coming up with ever-more challenging feats.

“In the year that Yorkshire hosted the grandest of Grand Departs, it seemed only fitting that we should invite colleagues and the companies we partner with to take to two wheels and celebrate the region’s success by joining us on a 600 mile tour of our dealerships.”

 

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