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Directors raise £10,000 for charities

Three directors at Palletforce member JBT have pedalled their way across the country to raise £10,000 for good causes.

Robert Gordon, Ian Wilson and Michael Beveridge cycled 969 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats over nine days.

The directors, who work at JBT’s bases at the Dalcross Industrial Estate in Inverness and Whitehill Industrial Estate in Bathgate, took on the challenge to raise funds for the RNLI, Highlands Hospice and CHAS – a children’s hospice charity in Scotland.

"It was a really good challenge and it is something we can be proud to say that we have done," said Robert.

"We’re really chuffed that we have reached our £10,000 target for the charities, and it is worth the aches and pains we felt afterwards."

Robert, Ian and Michael were part of a group of 600 people who completed the gruelling bike ride and raised around £80,000 for charity each day.

The trio completed the journey on Sunday, September 16.

"As we were setting off from Land’s End a fellow Palletforce member, Westfield Transport, was making a delivery – so that was a good omen," said Robert.

"The most enjoyable part of the journey, besides the finish, was when we cycled through my home town of Inverness and friends and family came out to give us a boost.

"Cycling around Loch Ness was also a great experience – the sun was shining, the wind was behind us and everyone was enjoying themselves, and it was just great to see our home area represented so well."

"The JBT guys put in a great effort and have raised a fantastic amount of money for three very good causes," said Michael Conroy, Chief Executive of Palletforce, the UK’s leading palletised distribution network.

"It is a brilliant achievement and everyone at Palletforce is very proud of them."

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