Director's pedal power helps to raise more than £20,000 for charity

Director's pedal power helps to raise more than £20,000 for charity

A director at one of the UK's leading compressed air solutions providers put her pedal power to the test during a gruelling 300-mile bike ride to help raise more than £20,000 for a range of children's charities. 

Annthea Fryer, director at Cambs Compressors, was part of a team of more than 30 cyclists who rode the 300 miles from Grantham to Edinburgh, non-stop, to raise the cash.

The proceeds will be split between several charities and good causes, including: 

  • The Naomi Fund, which raises cash for Great Ormond Street Hospital, Heartlink Glenfield, and the Kingfisher Ward and Community Team at Grantham and District Hospital
  • Trust House Lincolnshire, which provides support for victims of rape and sexual abuse in Lincolnshire
  • Inspire+, which aims to inspire young people to towards a lifetime of sport, culture and healthy living.

Established in 1992, Cambs Compressors is a family-run business with an unrivalled reputation for offering complete compressed air solutions and services at highly competitive rates, backed up by a first-class call-out response service. It is a leading supplier of compressed air equipment, design and installation solutions, and compressor and compressed air systems maintenance. 

The firm was proud to support Annthea on her marathon cycling challenge, which took place on 19 July. Her cycle jersey was emblazoned with the Cambs Compressors logo. Her husband, Mark, also got in on the action as the support team's designated catering manager, driving a support vehicle which provided hot food and cooking facilities, as well as a place for comfort breaks. 

Annthea said: "Being involved is something like this is personally challenging but very rewarding, especially when you're a part of raising so much for the chosen charities, all of which were picked because of their great causes and the fact they operate locally.

"I'm ready for a rest from the bike for a while but it's been great fun cycling with the group."

Whitwick-based sales, marketing and communications agency Quiet Storm Solutions also lent its support to the challenge as a sponsor. Its founder and Managing Director, Steve Megson, said:

"Cambs Compressors is a long-standing and valued Quiet Storm client and over the years, we have built up a fantastic relationship with Annthea and her team, so we were delighted to lend our support.

"Cycling 300 miles non-stop is no mean feat so to complete this challenge and raise such a huge amount of money for some very worthy local causes is an  amazing achievement which should be celebrated." 

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