A TEAM of cyclists from Rugby plumbing merchant PTS has helped to raise £443,026 by taking part in ‘British Gas Bikes Britain’.
The nine-day endurance event was held in September to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The 100-mile leg of the challenge, which was sponsored and completed by the PTS team, began in Manchester with the finishing line reached in Leicester after a gruelling 12 hours.
Despite just three rest stops and challenging terrain, each member of the PTS team achieved a personal best time.
Pete Woodward, PTS director of the British Gas account, said: “I’d just like to say a huge well done to my fellow PTS team mates for all their efforts.
“Everyone had a can-do attitude and really pushed themselves to achieve personal bests all round.”
Mr Woodward said there was a great sense of camaraderie among the team.
He added: “Even the fact that I got lost and ended up cycling an additional 20 miles didn’t stop it from being a fantastic event for a very worthy cause.”
Chris Jansen, Managing Director of British Gas, adds: “We were delighted to have PTS on board – it was support from family, friends and other leading companies in the heating and ventilating field which made it possible for other cyclists including myself, to complete stages across all nine days.”
PTS is based in Prospect Way.