Business leaders get on their bikes for the Starr Trust!

8th July 2024

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The Starr Trust has been organising group Bike Ride events since 2016 and this year’s event will see business leaders of all cycling abilities take on the Cornwall to Brighton Challenge!

Rosie Molloy, Fundraising Manager for the Starr Trust, said: “The events are always an excellent opportunity to get fit, make new friends and connections as well as raising invaluable funds for the charity.

“We look forward to welcoming familiar and new faces to join us for a fun trip away with plenty of food, refreshments and laughter! We always love seeing new friendships being formed during our trips as people bond and encourage their peers to complete the challenge.

“Our routes are always strategically planned and allow lots of scenic pit stops for everyone to pause, gather and share their progress and funny stories!”

The Starr Trust is delighted to welcome aboard Matt Smith, CEO of Webtrends Optimize, both as event co-sponsor and a cyclist this year.

Matt said: “This bike ride is going to be a really exciting challenge for me. It’s certainly more demanding than anything I’ve ever done before, but the training has been really good, and I’ve enjoyed pushing myself! And if there was ever a charity to do it for, The Starr Trust is definitely it.

“The work they do with young people is incredible and I’m so pleased to be part of the fundraising for such a good cause. If anyone is thinking about taking part in the bike ride, I would highly recommend it, if I can do it then anyone can!”

Nick Poyner, Director of Rubix VT, is all set to take on the challenge this year, as well as co-sponsoring.

Nick said: “At Rubix VT we are proud supporters of The Starr Trust, our chosen charity of 2024. They empower young people in need and open doors to brighter futures, and their impact within our community is truly inspirational.

“We are deeply committed to changing lives for the better, in more ways than one: fundraising initiatives that promote physical activity and well-being are a great way to give back to the community while fostering healthy habits. That is why we are so thrilled to be sponsoring and taking part in the Cornwall to Brighton Bike Ride! September’s trip will for sure be an unforgettable experience for everyone involved!”

Taking place between September 5 to 8, the trip is suitable for both experienced and new cyclists with a reasonable level of fitness, who want to experience this exciting four-day cycling adventure. Electric bikes are permitted for those who want a little extra boost and cyclists are put into groups matched to their cycling abilities, with supportive team leaders to encourage them along the way.

The Starr Trust would like to thank their sponsors without whom these events would not be possible: The Dental Implant Centre, Rubix VT, Webtrends Optimize and Gardiner and Scardifield.

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