A four-day bike ride from London to Paris to help support a cancer charity plan. Turning up to the office in a spandex one-piece can be a career-limiting move in the insurance market, but for five senior managers from specialist engineering and construction insurer HSB Engineering Insurance Limited, it marks the beginning of the epic bike ride in aid of charity.
The five HSB managers, including CEO Stephanie Watkins, have donned their Lycra suits and are in the midst of a gruelling four-day cycle ride from London to Paris for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Christened Lycra Warriors, the HSB team started from London’s Crystal Palace park on Wednesday and are cycling over 300 miles to finish at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday 4 June.
HSB’s Lycra Warriors are:
Stephanie Watkins CEO
Peter Milton Managing Director Engineering Division
David Threlfall Group IT Manager
Neville Green Group Underwriting Manager
Allan Padget MIS Manager
Stephanie Watkins said: “We’re going to be covering around 80 miles a day so it will be pretty challenging – especially on day one when we have to traverse the North Downs”.
“What’s really driving us on is the knowledge that we and our friends, family and colleagues who’ve sponsored us will be making a big contribution to an organisation which helps so many people who suffer with cancer.”
HSB’s Lycra Warriors are aiming to raise over £7,000. Anyone wishing to sponsor the team can do so online at www.justgiving.com/allan-padget.
Source : HSB