Thank You to our Fundraisers

Posted: 25/11/2013 |

This week we would like to say a huge thank you to our brave team of fundraisers from the Edinburgh office of Consulting Engineers firm Harley Haddow, who took on the challenge of the Edinburgh Night Ride.

Edinburgh Night Ride

The Night Ride is a 50 mile cycle throughout the streets of Edinburgh during the night, taking in the iconic sites of the capital such as the Royal Mile, the Castle and the Scott Monument, with stunning night views of the city.

Mark Lawler, a partner at the firm, said:

“Our team of six enthusiastic entrants comprised of Hamish, Joshua, Euan, Martin, Jules and I. We decided to fundraise for Royal Blind in recognition of the great work done locally and nationally in assisting blind and visually impaired improve their quality of life. A worthy cause indeed!

“The ride itself got underway at about 11pm, starting inside Meadowbank Stadium. At 50 miles long covering north, south, east and west Edinburgh, we knew the course would be challenging.

“Our team varied quite significantly in age and ability, so we quickly spread out. At that time of night on a Saturday the traffic is very light so it was nice to have the roads almost entirely to ourselves. The atmosphere during the ride was great, with entrants helping and encouraging each other along the way, and Saturday night revellers stopped many of us for a friendly chat as we made our way through the town centre.

“Other than actually completing the challenge itself, for most of our team the highlights were the camaraderie of all the entrants, and of course the bacon roll at the end in the wee small hours! All in all, it was a great experience, and very rewarding for everyone in the team.”

So far the team have raised an incredible £590.38, with donations still coming in. A huge thank you to Harley Haddow!

If you would like to take part in the Edinburgh Night Ride 2014 for Royal Blind, contact Gemma on 0131 229 1456 or gemma.gillespie@royalblind.org.

Visit the official Edinburgh Night Ride page for more information.

 

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