SGGUK celebrate 350 years by cycling to Blois, France
To celebrate Saint-Gobain’s 350th year anniversary, and raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support, 130 riders from Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland embarked on a 425mile cycling challenge, including 7 from SGG UK.
The gruelling 4 day ride started at London’s Crystal Palace, with the cyclists riding over 90 miles to Dover. Following a ferry crossing to Calais, the riders were soon back in the saddle as they cycled through France to the town of Blois – the home of the Saint-Gobain archives, dating back to the company’s start in 1665.
Mick Dickinson, who completed the ride for SGG UK said, “That’s one of the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it was such an amazing experience. The heat made cycling conditions hard, but the spirit amongst the entire team made the effort worth it.”
The effort was certainly worth it as over £100,000 has been donated to MacMillan Cancer Support, the headline charity of Saint-Gobain UK.
With just 85 days to go, the countdown to the 350th anniversary continues. To find out more, visit the Saint-Gobain website