Kwik Fit | Saturday 14th September 2019 5:40pm
Itís been a busy couple of weeks for our team of cyclists on the Tour De Branch. From local mayors to inspirational families, the team have had their fair share of incredible moments over the last couple of weeks. In this blog, we take a look at a few of our Tour De Branch highlights as we head towards the final stretch of the tour on our way to Manchester!
Our route 3 team began in Peterborough and completed their leg in Slough. Over the 5 day route, the cyclists worked hard together and were welcomed by our centre teams as well as local mayors. A highlight was the incredible support the team received by their families who joined them at centre stops along the way. This gave the teams the boost they needed to keep going through a challenging cycling route!
Leg 4 saw 13 incredible cyclists take to the roads in London. As the team was so large, it had to be split so that more centres could be visited and everyone could cycle. It was a privilege to have Francesca and her inspirational son Blue join us on the tour and give our cyclists a boost. Thanks to the work of Children with Cancer UK, Blue has not only survived childhood cancer but has now become an incredible young gymnast! This incredible story shows how vital the work of the charity is and is a poignant reminder of why our team are cycling. We were also joined by BTCC driver Michael Crees who joined the team on the bikes. It made a change to see Michael outside of his comfort zone riding a bike instead of driving a touring car!
Although route 5 was one of the shorter routes in terms of days, our team still completed an incredible amount of miles and showed great team spirit. Starting in Tonbridge and finishing in Dorchester, it was an incredible team effort. Stopping off at 5 Kwik Fit centres on their way, the team were busy raising money to support the incredible work of Children with Cancer UK.
Cycling from St Austell to Lichfield, highlights for our route 6 team were being joined by the incredible Olivia and her family. After suffering from childhood cancer, Olivia has now been clear of cancer for 3 years. This wouldnít have been possible without the support of Children with Cancer UK. Dynasty actress, Emma Samms, also joined the team to show her support and offer some encouraging words at our Gloucester centre. This provided a great boost for our team who had put in an incredible amount of effort throughout the leg.
The Tour De Branch cyclists now only have a few days left until they reach our final destination in Manchester. Our team have done an incredible job so far and you can support them in their efforts by donating to Children with Cancer UK using the button below!
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