Cycle Challenge raises £11,000 for The Care Workers Charity
Caring Times, July/August 2017
In May, thirty riders embarked on the first ‘Carter Schwartz Cycle Challenge’ – two cycling groups, one completing a 75-mile route and the other, 125 miles from London to the Cotswolds ending up at the Fish Hotel for a Gin reception, courtesy of Chase Distillery.
Sponsored by the Octopus Fund and Caring Times, the event raised £11,000 for the Care Workers Charity, created a buzz around this important cause and a deep sense of satisfaction from all that took part.
A charity auction, dinner and networking at the bar followed the the Challenge in which a total of more than 10,000ft of elevation was climbed with the 125-mile group claiming 6,500ft of that themselves. Two riders came off their bikes with one serious injury and a total of four punctures led to some tall tales, knocked egos but no permanent damage.
All the riders work in the Health and Social Care sector which led to Carter Schwartz choosing the most relevant charity, The Care Workers Charity, which provides vital support to current, former and retiredcare workers who experience hardship.