· North West charity, Becca’s Wish to Walk and The Manchester Emergency Fund to benefit from PwC’s national charity cycling challenge
· 43 cyclists from PwC’s North West offices will cycle 66.4km on 13th June
43 intrepid cyclists from PwC’s Manchester and Liverpool offices will be gearing up to join the UK firm’s ambitious Ride the Nation challenge.
This year’s event, taking place between 1st June and 30th June starting and finishing in London, will visit all 30 PwC offices consisting of 26 different stages linking staff across the network from Aberdeen to Plymouth even the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland. The event is a three layer challenge where mass participation on a local level will join riders relaying from office to office alongside a five strong national team who will cycle the entire 2000 mile route.
The inaugural event, held in 2015, remains the single largest event of its kind the UK firm has embarked upon, raising over £150,000 for The PwC Foundation and charities local to each office, with over 700 staff taking part on their bikes with support from all grades of staff in all offices nationwide.
The event was conceived and continues to be organised and run solely by PwC staff to demonstrate the firms’ ethos of doing the right thing in our communities and what can be achieved when we work together as One Firm.
On 13th June the 43 riders from the North West will join the peloton travelling from Manchester to Leeds covering a distance of 66.4km. Full details of the stage can be viewed here via an interactive map: Ride the Nation Manchester to Liverpool.
All of the funds raised through the Ride the Nation challenge in the North West will go to local office charity, Becca’s Wish to Walk and The Manchester Emergency Fund.
Iwan Griffith’s PwC’s North West regional chairman, said:
“I am always proud of the enthusiasm and commitment our people show to raising money for local causes none more so than this year when in light of the recent tragic events in Manchester we will also be raising money for The Manchester Emergency Fund.
“Whether it’s getting in the saddle to cycle, fundraising or simply cheering on our riders, it gives us all the opportunity to raise much needed funds and demonstrates how determined resilient our people are.”
This year PwC is delighted to announce that the event is being sponsored by a number of high profile sponsors including Halfords, Marriott International & Grosvenor House – a J W Marriott hotel BMW, Hertz, Outstanding Branding and the Principal Hotel Company