MANHEIM employees and customers have raised £3000 for charity, in the annual Manheim Tour de France bike ride.
The event’s eighth year saw money go to the intensive car unit at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre, and BEN, the automotive industry charity.
Impressively, it took the riders just two days to complete the 165-mile leg of the race, between Auray and Brieuc. Customers joining the Manheim team included Chris Shambrook (Ford), Paul Owens (Helphire), Phil Bastow (Masterlease), Adrian McCarthy (RAC) and Paul Nash (Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles).
Organiser Dave Anthony, Manheim’s reconditioning manager said: ‘When I started the bike ride eight years ago, there were just a handful of us. However it has now grown into a much larger event thanks to the support of Manheim and its customers.’
‘Next year, the event will be even more challenging, and hopefully we will raise even more money for worthwhile causes.’