Recruitment duo complete 100-mile charity cycle

Sep 1, 2017

A father and son from a Workforce recruitment completed a gruelling 100-mile cycle race from London to Surrey, raising £1,585 for charity.

Dave and Joe Alekna, from Workforce Recruitment, completed the ‘Ride London to Surrey 100’ event in six hours and 36 minutes, to raise funds for Primrose Hospice.

The duo were among 35,000 cyclists who pedalled from London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to Surrey – where they followed a similar route covered by cyclists at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Joe said: “This is the second time we have taken part in the event, which is a brilliant challenge and a great way to raise money for a local charity which does so much, for so many.

“We cycled hundreds of miles as part of our training over the past few months, but cycling for more than six hours and over some tough terrain wasn’t easy.

“However, we managed to make it to the finishing line at Buckingham Palace, so I am glad our hard work and training paid off – while raising awareness of the amazing work Primrose Hospice does for families in North Worcestershire.”

Primrose Hospice, which is Workforce’s 2017 chosen charity, needs £1.75 million every year to keep running all of its services. The charity relies heavily on voluntary donations and offers a day hospice, home service and family support.

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