Charity cycle team from Colchester branch of Kent Blaxill raise over £3,000 for good causes

Members of the Kent Blaxill team who cycled over 500 miles through France for good causes

Members of the Kent Blaxill team who cycled over 500 miles through France for good causes - Credit: Archant

A team from the Colchester branch of building supplies company Kent Blaxill have raised £3,200 for good causes after completing a gruelling three-day, 519-mile cycling event in France.

The seven cyclists, who rode in two relays, were among 200 riders to complete the Alsace Challenge from Arras to Riquewihr in eastern France, a route which in the last third incorporated the Vosges Mountains.

The money raised by the building supplies company riders will be going to Essex Age Concern, Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation.

Kent Blaxill managing director Simon Blaxill, who was part of the team said: “It was a challenging route, but we also passed through some stunning scenery in the Champagne district, the Vosges Mountains and Alsace.”

The riders paid their own expenses, with the charitable donations coming from friends, customers, staff and suppliers.


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