Two becomes three as Haiden Evans joins the DriveTech employees cycling in June to raise funds for the Road Victims Trust
Haiden Evans has taken the bold step to sign up and join Kate White and Colin Paterson in taking the lycra-clad cycling plunge to support the Road Victims Trust (RVT) – DriveTech’s charity of 2019 – by participating in the London NightRider event overnight on the 8/9 June.
In its 10th anniversary year, NightRider offers two routes - a 100km and a 50km ride. Kate, Colin and now Haiden decided, as first-timers, to opt for the 50km circuit so a total of 150km should be clocked up for the team! With a few weeks to go, last minute training is going at pace. The start and finish is at the iconic Lee Valley VeloPark, and the route takes in the fantastic sights of London in an event geared towards fun and participation rather than a timed race. The DriveTech team start at 11.30pm.
As many of the landmarks of London are taken in as possible, it is a truly novel and innovative way to keep fit, raise money for a great cause and see some iconic sights en route.
On joining the team Haiden Evans, Finance Analyst at DriveTech said: “The timing of the opportunity to join Colin and Kate in undertaking this fundraising effort came quite perfectly, having just purchased a bike for myself to get back into cycling. With the prospect of raising money for a great charity through sponsorship of overcoming a physical challenge, all the while taking in the sights of London - I had no excuse to not get involved!”
Commenting on this challenging but fun cycle event Kate White, an Internal Accounts Manager at DriveTech, said: “This is a great way to raise money for our chosen charity – the Road Victims Trust. My colleague Matt Davies started the ball rolling by running in the Dusseldorf marathon in April for the same great cause. I felt I should do my bit to help the charity as it works so hard to provide practical and emotional support to those who have lost a loved one in a road traffic incident.
Colin Paterson, Head of Marketing at DriveTech, added: “The 50km is daunting for someone like me whose physique has, let’s say, ‘seen better days’ but we will train hard and work even harder to raise money for our friends at Road Victims Trust. The appeal of the breakfast and medal at the morning finish line is additionally spurring me on!
You can sponsor Kate, Colin and now Haiden too
at their respective Just Giving fundraising pages which are here, and all contributions and encouragement is really appreciated and gratefully received:
Kate White here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kate-the-nightrider
Colin Paterson here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/colin-paterson6
Haiden Evans here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/haiden-drivetech-nightrider
Find out more about the Road Victims Trust and their sterling, and dedicated, work on their website here: https://www.rvtrust.org.uk