Fresh from his Round Britain tour and a month before his record breaking mission to cycle around the world in 80 days commences in July, cycling star Mark Beaumont is spear-heading a 56-mile charity cycling event on Friday 2 June in the Scottish Borders in his role of Corporate Ambassador for the firm.
This particular cycling challenge sees over 30 staff and supporters of Bruce Stevenson join Mark on the route of the Tour O’The Borders, a 56 mile (88.8km) stunning road sportive in the unspoilt Scottish Borders. Starting and finishing in Peebles with beautiful scenery, arduous climbs such as Tarra and Swyre and thrilling downhill descents, the Tour O’Borders route challengers are raising money for our nominated charity FareShare Scotland.
Mark Beaumont, best known for cycling around the world in 194 days in 2008, is our Corporate Ambassador and supports the business with tailored speaker events and charitable activities.
We make an annual commitment to charity and our nominated charity for 2017 is FareShare Scotland. FareShare Scotland collects good quality, in date surplus food from retailers and producers and redistributes it to more than 454 frontline charities and community groups, to improve the life chances of vulnerable people in Scotland.
Commenting on the charity cycling initiative Edward Bruce, our CEO said: “A lot of our staff are cycling enthusiasts so it’s exciting that Mark Beaumont has agreed to support our charity cycle especially given the incredible challenges that he’s facing with his world record mission to cycle the globe!
“We’re raising money for an extremely worthy charity that’s benefiting thousands of people across Scotland. It’s also an incredibly scenic route that’s challenging in parts but we’ve got a superb ambassador leading the way so looking forward to tackling the Tour O’ Borders and raising lots of money for a great cause.”
Mark Beaumont added: “I am delighted to be supporting Bruce Stevenson on their charity cycle. It’s a beautiful part of the world to spend a day on your bike and a great way to raise money for such a worthy cause.”
For more information on FareShare Scotland, please visit www.fareshare.org.uk. To support Bruce Stevenson’s fundraising cycle, you can donate via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BSIB-TourotheBorders.