On a late train home from London, a joke was made about Bluefield staff cycling between its Bristol and London offices instead of the usual commute. Little did the staff realise this joke would provide the inspiration for the ‘Bluefield Charity Cycle Ride’.
Braving the route of just over 160 miles (with a few extra due to navigational issues) across two days, 17 staff members completed the cycle from the Bristol to London office. After five months of vigorous training, the cycle ride brought plenty of laughter, tears, bruised legs and shared memories.
Staying motivated throughout their intensive training proved tough. But it was the knowledge that they’d be helping Julian House and its two other partner charities that kept them going.
When asked why the Bristol team wanted to support Julian House they said the sense of community that Julian House helps to build made it an easy choice. Inspired by its work with the homeless and socially excluded, Bluefield say they hope that the money raised will support the critical services provided by Julian House. So far the team has raised over £300 for Julian House, with more coming in.