PwC's charity cycle challenge
See how we’re raising money for charity, by cycling 2,000 miles around our UK offices, and how you can support us
raised so far
covered in 2017
1.6 million kj
generated in 2017 - enough to power a standard 40W light bulb for months
vertical metres climbed in 2017
In June 2019, we’re taking Ride the Nation, PwC’s charity cycle challenge, back on the road again for the third time, following the success of the previous events in 2015 and 2017.
The cycling relay connects all our offices across the UK, and includes visits to our colleagues in the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland. The challenging route of around 2,000 miles, sees the ‘national riders’ (a team of just five) cover the entire distance in a gruelling month - starting in Birmingham and finishing up 28 days later in London. Each day, the national team is joined by colleagues from across the country, riding daily sportives or simply taking part in smaller and shorter local rides and activities.
Each year, over 700 of our people have taken part in the event, with many more participating through their involvement in related fundraising activities. The money raised goes to the PwC Foundation Charities (UK Youth, Samaritans, Wellbeing of Women and Beyond Food Foundation) as well as charities local to each office. To date, we’ve raised over £300,000, making a real difference to the communities we work within every day. The event was conceived, and continues to be run, planned and organised solely by our people.
“It doesn't matter what grade you are or what job you do at PwC, everyone has the opportunity to be a part of Ride the Nation, and that's really important.”
We’re delighted to announce Salesforce and Ribble Cycles as our Ride the Nation sponsors this year. Salesforce are providing financial support for the event, with Ribble Cycles supplying bikes and equipment for our National Riders, in addition to a discount on bikes and accessories for all our people.
“I’m delighted that Ribble Cycles will be partnering with PwC’s Ride the Nation in 2019. Here at Ribble we have been involved with bikes and cycling for over 120 years - and it is our passion to get as many people out cycling in their communities as possible. We are all aware of the importance of physical health and we love the way cycling can improve your overall well-being - whether you are a beginner or seasoned rider, our bikes will help you achieve your personal goals. Partnering with PwC will allow us to champion the positive impact cycling can bring and create a collectively rewarding experience as we Ride the Nation together."
"At Salesforce, giving back and employee wellbeing are some of our most recognised values. We are delighted to support PwC's cycle charity challenge as part of our commitment to transforming the nature of corporate philanthropy. This is a great opportunity for our employees to engage in philanthropic activities beyond donations and we will continue to work with partners, such as PwC, that have made a commitment to drive initiatives that foster social change and community engagement."
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