170 riders pedalled a combined 10,000 miles around Hertfordshire and
Cambridgeshire for the annual Willmott Dixon Classic that last year raised
£100,000 for Action Medical Research.
company hopes to raise a similar figure this year as the riders, a mix of
Willmott Dixon staff, customers and suppliers, choose to ride one of the 30, 60
or 90 mile route options available.
Starting and finishing at Royston, the riders took in the countryside
around east Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
rider Yanto Barker (above), famous for being the highest placed Briton in the 2005 Tour
of Britain and now presenter of ITV’s Tour of Britain coverage, started the
ride and also completed the 30 mile course.
was the second ride on behalf of Action Medical Research, which provides
funding for medical breakthroughs which directly save children's lives.
“We are delighted to have held our second Willmott Dixon Classic.
It was a great opportunity for our people from all over the country to raise
much needed funds for a very important cause. The sun shone on the day and we
hope to have exceeded the amount raised last year, thanks to everyone who took
part and to our sponsors for supporting the event.”
Willmott Dixon Foundation is the company’s vehicle to add social value for its
communities. It defines and measures its impact in contributing to wider
society beyond its day-to-day activities. Willmott Dixon is an industry leader
in community investment and sustainability and is the first company to measure
a social value target on impact rather than input, ensuring real results for
the people it aims to help.