Irwin Mitchell Colleagues Conquer Peak District Cycle Challenge For Local Charity
Five Irwin Mitchell colleagues have successfully completed one of the toughest cycling challenges in the UK in aid of their nominated Charity of the Year.
At sunrise on 8 October, the small band of cycling enthusiasts took on the steep hills of the Peak District, covering 100km in a single day in aid of The Children’s Hospital Charity.
The gruelling route contained 17 climbs and covered 3,120m of elevation gain, meaning the team completed the equivalent of cycling up Mount Snowdon three times, or a third of Mount Everest.
The team, made up of Irwin Mitchell colleagues Sarah Holdsworth, Stuart Robinson, Kathy Atkinson, James Jones and Mark Tredgett have raised over £1,500, smashing their original target in a challenge that pushed their fitness and love of cycling to the limit for their Charity of the Year.
The Children’s Hospital is the Sheffield office Charity of the Year, all part of the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF). Established in 1997, the IMCF is an independent registered charity which has donated more than £2 million to good causes throughout the UK.
Speaking on behalf of the team, Mark Tredgett at Irwin Mitchell said: “This cycling challenge was one of the toughest any of us have taken on and I think it’s fair to say we all found those climbs hard going at times.
“It was an amazing experience to have taken part in and to have raised vital funds for our Charity of the Year along the way makes the pain worthwhile.
“On behalf of all of us, I want to thank colleagues for their sponsorship and support and it’s not too late to contribute to the total, which all goes towards supporting the vital work of the Children’s Hospital.”
One of only four children’s hospitals in the UK, Sheffield Children’s Hospital has been a centre of excellence in paediatric care since 1876, and cares for over 260,000 patients a year.
The Children’s Hospital Charity change children’s lives every day, by pioneering medical treatment. The hospital has always depended on charitable support and every penny raised makes a big difference to the thousands of children and their families who rely on it.
The Irwin Mitchell team’s Just Giving page is still open and can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/IMCF-100km-Cycle