Team Skyscanner helped raise money for Leukaemia Research this weekend by completing a 55 mile cycle ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh, held on the Sunday 14th.
The five strong Skyscanner team, which included Chief Executive and co-founder, Gareth Williams, took part in the ride along with around 5000 other cyclists, all of ages and abilities.
Gareth Williams commented:
“It was a great effort from Team Skyscanner and everybody involved in the ride. It was good to be able to do something to help Leukaemia Research, and of course it’s also great to get on the saddle and do some exercise, even though my posterior is feeling it today”.
The route took the cyclists from Scotland’s largest city to the capital via a network of quiet roads and cycle paths, with regular rest and refreshment stops along the way.
Local children lined the route where it passed through towns and villages to add their support, even offering riders ‘high-fives’ and encouragement in the form of Pringles potato chips, strawberry laces and cola bottle sweets, presumably from their own private supplies.
The annual bike ride is organised by Pedal for Scotland, and was first established in 1999 when just 400 cyclists took part. Now the ride has grown into Scotland’s biggest charity cycle ride, which has raised over £800,000 for charities such as Leukaemia Research.
To see pictures of Team Skyscanner pedalling to victory, visit the Skyscanner Facebook Page.