Nigel Shaw, finance director at JCT600, will clock up over 6,000 miles on his bike and in the water for charity this year.
Nigel has just completed an eight-event endurance challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Society,JCT600’s chosen charity for 2015. He took part in the JCT600 Dales Spring Classic; the Tour de Yorkshire Sportive; The Fred Whitton Sportive; The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride; The Great North Swim in Lake Windermere; The Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive; The White Rose Classic Sportive; and The Bronte Classic – a total of over 780 miles of cycling with 75,000 feet of climbing! It was worth the effort, Nigel raised £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.
The next challenge on Nigel’s radar is a cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats in September to raise funds for the Association of Young People with ME (AYME). This will involve covering 1,000 miles in just nine days.
Nigel explains: “Every year colleagues at JCT600 choose a nominated charity and I was keen to support this year’s charity, Alzheimer’s Society, but felt I had to do something even more impressive to raise funds than the 640 mile ride around all of the JCT600 dealerships which we undertook in 2014,”
“It’s fantastic that I’ve raised £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Society from my endurance challenge, but AYME, which was JCT600’s chosen charity last year, is also a charity that’s close to my heart. My daughter has suffered from ME for nearly five years and AYME has been a fantastic support to us – it’s a small charity which depends on donations, so I wanted to raise funds for them too. In fact, so far this year, in training and events, I’ve already ridden almost 4,000 miles and climbed 258,970 feet in a total of 249 hours so I’m sure that another thousand mile ride will be an appropriate challenge!
“As ever, I’d like to give a big thank you to friends, colleagues and business partners for supporting my fundraising efforts.”