Posted by Vicki Brook on September 10, 2015
Together we raised over £27,500 for local charities!
Now that the dust has settled and legs recovered, we can proudly announce that together we raised over £27,500 for local charities throughout the Tour of BF. Our cycling event involved over 100 staff in a mammoth challenge of covering the distance between our Truro and Worcester office on two wheels.
Your support and donations have made a real difference to the seven nominated charities and will continue to do so. The money has gone on to aid the following local charities; Children's Hospice South West, Jeremiah's Journey, Torbay Holiday Helpers Network, Hospiscare, Dorothy House, Julian House and St. Richard's Hospice.
We would like to take this opportunity to share with you our short video that encompasses the Tour of Bishop Fleming.
Congratulations to the amazing #TourofBF cyclists!
11th September 2015
After 325 miles of cycling, the fourth and final day of the #TourofBF culminated in Worcester, with the 23 cyclists arriving at around 5.30pm today.
The final day of the tour involved 77 miles (+2739/-2690 ft) from the Bishop Fleming office in the centre of Bristol to the Worcester office, with the riders setting off at 9.30am this morning.
The #TourofBF has involved 67 individual cyclists in total, including 7 cyclists who rode the full 325 miles, with support from numerous staff from every office, providing food, driving support vehicles and cheering the riders on their way!
A special thanks to all of our sponsors who have donated everything from food to vehicles, and in particular our great outrider Graham from Ocean BMW who joined the cyclists for the entire ride.
As the cyclists crossed the finish line the fundraising total sits at £21,899.95, but it’s not too late donate through our Just Giving page!
Day Three of the #TourofBF kicks off!
10th September 2015
The third day of the #TourofBF headed off from the Bishop Fleming Exeter office just before 9am this morning for a total ride of 100 miles, encompassing the Bath and Bristol offices.
The first leg of the day was a mammoth 89.1 mile ride (elevation +4321/-4318 ft), before a further 15.9 miles (elevation +576/-605 ft) from Bath across to Bristol. Having arrived into Bath at 4.30pm, the riders had a quick break before heading off to Bristol and reaching the last stop of the day at 7.30pm.
Two sees the #TourofBF pass the £20,000 mark!
9th September 2015
After the sunny first day, the second leg of the #TourofBF kicked off in Plymouth, with the riders heading off through Devon to the Bishop Fleming Torquay office then on to Exeter, a total distance of 64.9 miles.
The 32 Bishop Fleming riders covered a total elevation of +4046/-3988ft, with the 10 mile stretch by the Exe Estuary providing scenic views and a break for everyone’s legs after some steep hills. Following eight hours of cycling, the group reached the Bishop Fleming Exeter office around 5pm to rapturous applause.
Day two of the Tour also saw the total raised surpass the £20,000 mark, with the final amount equalling £20,571.95. Visit our Just Giving page to stay up to date with the fundraising progress or to donate to the #TourofBF charities.
Bishop Fleming cyclists begin the 325 mile #TourofBF
8th September 2015
Seventeen Bishop Fleming riders started out on the first leg of the #TourofBF this morning as they cycled 59.7 miles from our office in Truro to the Plymouth office.
They group faced a total elevation of +4523/-4572 feet during todays trek, and arrived to a very warm welcome at the Bishop Fleming Plymouth office at just after 5pm after cycling for 8 hours!
So far a total of £19,771.95 has been raised for charity - 132% of the target goal of £15,000. To support the #TourofBF, or to stay up to date on how much has been raised so far, visit our Just Giving page.
The first day of #TourofBF completed!