Pedal powered accountants cycle to £2,000 for charities

Craig Goodwin at RideLondon 100 finish line
Craig Goodwin at RideLondon 100 finish line

Accountants got on their bikes to raise more than £2,000 for charity.

The team of six from Mazars, in Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, took part in the first RideLondon-Surrey 100 sportive earlier this month.

The 100 mile challenge was completed by business performance improvement partner Craig Goodwin and Tom Trewby, a member of Mazars’ tax team, who finished the full distance.

There was also a relay team of four anchored by Stephen Eames, the Milton Keynes office partner.

Mr Eames said: “To go from accountants to relay cyclists with my colleagues Ed Tomlinson, Sean Rebbetts and Matt Johnson was great fun and an amazing experience.

“We all tipped our hats to Craig and Tom on completing a distance that’s tiring to drive let alone pedal. A huge thank you must go out to our friends and colleagues who spurred us on throughout our training and donated so much to the charities we supported,”

Everyone rode better times than they had hoped, Craig cut a whopping 37 minutes off his previous best setting a time of 4 hours 58 minutes.

The charities benefiting were the British Lung Foundation and Action Aid.

The event was the largest cycling sportive ever held in the UK, with 15,883 participants.

It was part of London Mayor Boris Johnson’s campaign to keep the Olympic flame burning in Britain.

Mr Goodwin said: “Riding this course almost exactly a year after some of the world’s greatest cyclists gave me incredible appreciation of what they’d achieved.”