A team of 8 from the Siemens office at Poppleton Road, York will be setting off on a grueling 122 mile cycle ride to their Ashby de la Zouch office on September 16 2011 in memory of their former colleague Peter Bell.
Peter unfortunately lost his battle with cancer in July 2010 and his family has chosen to support the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
The aim is to set off at 7am and complete the journey by cycling to meet colleagues at the offices at Ashby Park, Leicestershire, by 4pm.
Each rider has a target amount of sponsorship to raise which will be boosted by Siemens as part of their Caring Hands campaign supporting charities that have special meaning to their employees.
Pauline Buglass, head of fund-raising for the charity, said:
“We are very grateful both to Peter’s family for choosing to support the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and to his colleagues for undertaking this physical challenge for us.
“Sir Bobby launched this charity because he whole-heartedly believed that by working together we could help the experts find a cure for cancer.
“He described everyone involved with its success, including those raising funds to support the charity, as his last and greatest team.
“We’re proud to build on the great legacy Sir Bobby left us and to continue the work he began to find more effective treatments for this disease.
“I hope the weather is kind during the ride and wish all the cyclists the very best of luck. This is certainly a wonderful and positive way to remember Peter.”
Peter Bell worked as an Installer at Siemens on projects including the Newport Area Signalling Renewal, was a happy-go-lucky Middlesbrough fan and keen gardener dedicated to wife Janette and son Matthew.
The riders hope that they will be able to harness Peter’s positive and optimistic qualities when they take on the ride of their life.