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Team takes on Bike challenge for the homeless

Staff from a Chippenham firm are taking on the world’s longest one-day road cycling event in support of  Julian House.

The Red Bull Time Laps event takes place on 27/28 October – a challenge which will be even tougher than normal because of the winter clock change which happens that weekend.  This means that the 24 hour challenge will actually run for 25 hours!

The team from leading aircraft components firm, Executive Jet Support, have been training hard over the past few months – building up their stamina and trying to replicate the physical and mental stretch that this unique event puts on participants.  Having made the decision to take part the team thought that it made sense to try and support a charity on the back of their efforts.

Cecil Weir is the charity’s Fundraising and PR Director – “Over the years I have seen some amazing endeavours in support of our work but this has to be one of the most challenging.  In addition to the obvious physical demands of taking part the fatigue of competing over a 24 hour period makes this really tough.  We really appreciate and respect their commitment.

In addition of to the financial benefit of what they are doing, almost of equal value is the increased awareness that they’ll generate.  Promoting to a wider audience that homelessness isn’t a lifestyle of choice and that positive change isn’t just possible it’s a daily reality across much of what we do.”

Executive Jet Support is a world leading provider of commercial aircraft, engines and airframe components to almost 200 operators in over 40 countries across the globe.

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