Team from Bosch Rexroth Ltd raise money for RNLI with charity bike ride
30 Oct 2019
On Thursday 17th October 2019, 12 mad cyclists from Bosch and Bosch Rexroth left Rexroth’s Cirencester site at 7am for a mammoth ride to Rexroth’s St.Neots site via the Bosch HQ in Denham, all in aid of raising money and awareness for the RNLI. As a customer we had discovered recently that they were looking to have to make redundancies and cut back services due to dwindling donations and legacies. This seems to be a trend for all charities as financial austerity hits households in their wallets. We wanted to reverse this and raise awareness of the essential services they provide.
The first day was 88 miles, starting in the hilly Cotswolds and ending in the hilly Chilterns. After a cold sunny start, the rain set in mid-morning. The group had to dig deep and pedal on with cold rain dripping down the back of their necks. After a morning coffee stop at Faringdon after 20 miles and a lunch stop after 60 miles, the group finally reached Bosch’s Denham facility at 4pm with only one crash and no punctures. They then retired to a hotel for a well-earned rest, dinner and a couple of drinks.
An early Friday morning departure with aching limbs saw the first 20 miles of serious climbs until the Chilterns gave way to the Bedfordshire levels. Another crash and a couple of punctures slowed down proceedings a little but the group finally rode into the car park of Bosch Rexroth St.Neots before 3pm on Friday to a wonderful welcome from the staff, a glass of prosecco and a doughnut each.
Up to now we have raised more than £1750 towards our target of £2000 but we would like to raise more so please give generously – click here to donate. Thank you!