Staff from Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution completed a grueling cycling challenge to raise funds for charity on the 17th June.

Using Precor Bikes donated by Sport Aberdeen, the team of 20 originally aimed to cycle 300 miles, the distance between their large depots in Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth and Inverness.

The cyclists may not have moved an inch but there was plenty of sweat involved as they powered through the distance. However the SSE employees would smash their target by an additional 100 miles in an effort to also raise awareness for health and wellbeing in the work place.

The group managed to raise over £750 with the figure still rising and the donation will be made to Cash For Kids.

Customer Service Manager at Sport Aberdeen, Graham Ritchie, was more than happy to supply the bikes. “The Alex Collie and Jesmond Centre’s were happy to help SSE with their worthwhile cycle fundraising event by providing a couple of bikes for their challenge. Sport Aberdeen’s cooperation with external partners helps maintain good working relationships within the community and helps build people’s awareness of the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle with support for this type of event”.

Bobby Thomson, Team Manager at Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution’s Aberdeen Depot was delighted to see their fundraising go to such a good cause. “Cash for Kids is a great charity that does so much to help vulnerable children in our communities. The work they do is inspiring and we thought it would be great to organise an event to raise money for it.”

“A huge thanks must go to Sport Aberdeen for providing the exercise bikes.”