We are delighted to confirm that the Fortress Energy UK team and a group of our supporters will be tackling a gruelling 146-mile cycling challenge over 48 hours in September.
Our charity of choice, the Amelia-Mae Foundation is incredibly close to our hearts and we wanted to set ourselves a fun but demanding challenging, all for a very worthy cause.
The Amelia-Mae Foundation supports families impacted by Neuroblastoma which affects around 100 children each year in the UK. Neuroblastoma is the most common solid tumour in childhood after brain tumours and the foundation aims to create laughter and empowerment during the strenuous battle which neuroblastoma causes.
We are hoping to raise around £10,000 and the team’s fundraising efforts can be sponsored here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/amelia-mae-coast-to-coast-challenge
In the early hours of 26th September 2020, the 40-man team will set off from Blackpool and make their way through Liverpool before ending the charity cycle in Scarborough. Over two days, the planned route will see the cyclists navigate through the spectacular English countryside as well as the hustle and bustle of busy cities.
Martin Atkinson, Fortress Energy MD said: “With just over a month to go, training and preparation is well underway, and it has been a good excuse to work off the quarantine belly!
“It will be a tough challenge, but our energetic cyclists are excited to take part and all of the aches and pains will be well worth it to support the Amelia-Mae foundation, a charity close to our hearts.”
Amelia-Mae Foundation’s Chair of Trustees, John Murray, added: “We are absolutely delighted that the Fortress Energy team are tackling such a demanding challenge to help raise awareness and vital funds for our small charity. We are extremely grateful for their ongoing support and wish the team the very best of luck.”
A huge thank you to our partner company Thortrium, who is providing accommodation, shirts and medals for competitors as well as support staff. Drillmar and Enterprise Car Rental have also made significant donations, making our charity ride possible.