Another member of the Silicone Engineering team was busy doing their bit for charity this month. Ulrike Landherr, Senior Commercial Coordinator saddled up for the annual Trinity Hospice bike ride to raise money for the hospice.
Over 800 riders took part in the 30-year-old event which followed a 45 mile (72km) route through the Lancashire countryside. Starting in Lytham, the ride passed through Kirkham and Poulton le Fylde before finishing back in Lytham.
We asked Ulrike a few questions about the ride to get her thoughts on the event:
What prompted you do the bike ride?
I enjoy cycling and keeping fit anyway, but raising money for charity whilst cycling is even better.
Who took part in the ride with you?
My step-sister and a couple of friends
What were the highlights of the ride?
Completing the ride and receiving my medal. I also enjoyed the lunch break in a beautiful rural spot with lovely weather and getting the chance to chat to other participants.
Would you do it again and have you any plans for future rides this year?
This was my third year of doing this ride and I am aiming to participate every year as long as possible. There is one next month also organised by Trinity Hospice which goes from Manchester to Blackpool (60 miles) – I am thinking about partaking as long as my legs will let me!
Ulrike completed the ride in 5h 30m and managed to raise £103 for the hospice which was a great effort.
A big congratulations from all at Silicone Engineering!