On May 26th, our MD Darren Jarman and Factory Manager Ian Brown took on the STA Charity Bike Ride. They were part of a group of eight members of the Structural Timber Association, all from various UK timber frame firms taking part in the challenge.
The challenge saw them cycle coast to coast from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Whitby in Yorkshire, all in just one day in aid of Children in Need and the TTBS (Timber Trades Benevolent Society). Taking them a total of 15 hours, battling strong head winds, it was a great achievement.
The route was a stunning 161-mile, 13,000ft of ascent, road ride from the mountainous Western Lake District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the flat Vale of York and finally the Northern Valleys of the North York Moors, finishing by the sea in Whitby.
Ian Brown commented, “From start to finish I loved every bit, the team work was great, we all instantly bonded and were so supportive of each other was mind bending”.
He continued, “I am privileged to have been a part of this pioneering event that I believe will now turn into an annual event”
So far, they have managed to raise a total of £5,530, and there is still time to donate. If you would like to donate you can here.
Well done all a great triumph.