In three months’ time, a team of amateur and enthusiastic riders from Global Marine, CWind and Global Offshore, all part of the Global Marine Group, will be taking part in a cycling challenge raising money for our two corporate charities. Having previously cycled from Chelmsford to our Portland Depot, and from our offices in Grimsby to our Blyth Hub, this year the much anticipated cycling challenge will once again begin at our Head Office in Chelmsford. After the initial trepidation has subsided, the team will finish the first day of the ride 200 kilometres later in Lowestoft, the location of our CWind Training facilities. The following day will see the team cycling around East Anglia, taking in the views of the many wind farms dotted along the coastline, finishing in Kings Lynn, taking the two-day distance to over 350 kilometres. For some of the riders, the challenge won’t end there, as there will be an option to cycle back to Chelmsford or Grimsby on day 3 of the ride, to finish the weekend with a whopping 500 kilometres of cycling completed.
It is not only a personal challenge for the riders but an excellent opportunity to raise sponsorship for two very worthwhile charities, The Jubilee Sailing Trust (jst.org.uk) and the Ninos Pag-Asa Orphanage. The JST takes both disabled and able-bodied people to sea on their purpose-built tall ships, promoting equality, sharing, and to celebrate individual differences by working together to achieve greater things. The Orphanage is a charity very close to our hearts here at Global Marine Group, having supported the centre and children there in the Philippines for over 20 years.