T&T Newcastle - Windermere Bike Ride
On Friday 10 June, Turner & Townsend staff from offices around the country took part in a 92-mile cycle ride from Newcastle, where our project and cost management team are based, to the Windermere Jetty site to raise funds in support of the project.
Eleven riders set off from the Newcastle office near to the Tyne bridge at 7am on Friday morning. The route took them across the Pennines climbing over 9000 feet over Rookhope, Allenheads, Hartside and Kirkstone Pass. They all successfully completed the ride arriving at the museum site eight and half hours later.
Mike Lamb, Director at Turner Townsend suggested the sponsored ride in aid of the museum and managed to draw participants from the company from London, Leeds and Newcastle. In the 6 months leading up the ride, the team completed 569 rides cycling a combined total of 7,560 miles and climbed 659,144ft – roughly 23 times up Mount Everest.
The riders have set up a Just Giving page raising £2,877 so far, 96% of their £3,300 target. Until the end of June the Heritage Lottery Fund are doubling all donations to the endowment fund meaning this donation will be worth over £5,000.
We are grateful to all our donors and supporters of the project and thank the team from Turner and Townsend for their outstanding effort to raise funds for Windermere Jetty.