The gallant training team is made up of 20 volunteers from across the UK. Team Snap-on’s official four riders will then take on the staggering 500km London to Paris ride in September!
Kicking off in the heart of London, the 4-day long bike ride will take Team Snap-on through the English countryside over to rural France and then on into the heart of Paris, where hundreds of cyclists will end their journey beneath the Eiffel Tower!
Team Snap-on are cycling to raise money for Bloodwise, the UK’s largest blood cancer charity. Bloodwise have been fighting blood cancers since 1960. They fund world-class research and offer expert advice and support to anyone affected by leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancer related disorders.
Last year the Paris ride alone raised almost £500,000. This year, Team Snap-on are looking to help blow that figure out of the water! The fund-raising kicked off in May with a fabulous £250 being raised by team members attending the Eastbourne Lifeboat family fun day.
“We’re so proud to be able to sponsor the team help raise money for such an amazing cause. Many of our friends and loved ones here at Snap-on have been touched by one of the terrible diseases that Bloodwise is working tirelessly to irradiate. We’re one big family and the whole company, franchisees and head office alike, are going to be supporting our cyclists 100%, raising awareness and getting involved where we can… you might even catch us in some team shorts!” enthuses Lisa Law, Snap-on’s Franchise Manager
As well as the gruelling day-to-day training, the 20-strong training team will also be participating in numerous charity rides and organised sportives across the country. In total, the team expects to cover more than 20,000 miles during training. Anyone else’s legs aching at that thought?!
Watch out for the Team Snap-on jerseys on roads near you and please, lend your support to this amazing charity and team of inspirational riders.
Please give what you can to help this amazing charity bring an end to blood cancer.