Back in the race

Window Ware has completed the 100-mile charity cycling challenge, organised by GM Fundraising, after having to postpone the attempt by a week due to injuries and absences.

On Sunday August 15, the team of five – headed up by MD Sam Nuckey, alongside head of internal sales and marketing Sarah Binns, commercial director Richard Bryant, content marketing executive Vicky Gibson, and marketing production manager Phil Freeman – cycled 132 miles to raise money for Hope House and Ty Gobaith children’s hospices.

The route took in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire countryside, and the team finished their challenge at Stotfold’s golden post box, which was painted in honour of Victoria Pendleton’s gold medal winning performance at the London 2012 Olympics.

The event was organised by industry charity fundraiser GM Fundraising and more than 90 riders took part representing 13 companies from across the fenestration industry.
“Of course, we were disappointed we couldn’t complete our challenge along with all our industry colleagues on August 8 as planned, but we weren’t going to let a few minor setbacks stop us,” Sam said.

“The ride was tough, especially as we’re not all accomplished cyclists, but the team was tremendous. We thought our photographic nod to Bedfordshire’s sporting hero Victoria Pendleton was a great way to finish.”

With the help of all the other GMF100 riders, sponsors and supporters, Window Ware helped the charity raise £55,000 for the children’s hospices.
“It was great to see so many companies taking part in the challenge and it really does demonstrate how generous and big-hearted our industry is, to come together to support worthwhile causes like this,” Sam said.

Hope House Children’s Hospices provide palliative care for children with life-limiting conditions and support for their families, both on site and in their homes.