NRL 1000km cycling trip raises £2,400 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust
NRL CEO, Andrew Redmayne, and divisional manager, Daniel Redmayne, recently completed the “Spain Pain 2016”, a 1000 kilometre cycling trip in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, raising over £2,400.
The pair, as part of a team of six, cycled in 40-degree heat covering 64,000 feet of climbs and descents over five days from Santander in Northern Spain to Faro in Southern Portugal, averaging 130 miles per day.
NRL states that due to the extreme heat and steep climbs the team began their days at 5am so they could spend as much time as possible in the colder mornings, and finished around 6pm each evening. The team choose to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as it was a cause close to their hearts with one of their close friends suffering from the disease.
D. Redmayne commented, “We all managed to survive the 1000 kilometres in 5 days, and all suffered our ups and downs. Mine was on the third day – with 55 miles to go, in 36-degree heat, I realised that factor 15 sun cream may not have been the wisest decision for someone with strawberry blonde hair, but after a few hundred litres of cold water poured over me at the petrol station I managed to press on and finish. It was an event I will remember for a long time, thank you for all the donations.”
As part of NRL’s corporate social responsibility programme, NRL promotes community involvement. Each member of staff can donate one day each year to help, volunteer and/or raise money for a charity or cause of their choice.