6th September 2021

2021 Dane charity 175 mile bike ride fund-raising

The 15 strong Dane Team set off from St Bees on the west coast, super excited and full of enthusiasm, but that was soon cut

short after 500 yards as we hit the steepest hill of the day to climb out of St Bees, but after conquering that the day flew bye and

so did the miles, eventually getting to Appleby, covering 68 miles.

The next day we Set off to Yarm, the mood was a bit tentative as we all knew we had to climb up to Tan Hill the highest pub in

Britain, before descending into Reeth for Lunch, it was very difficult and a challenge, some very big climbs, but everyone made it

with such a fantastic effort, especially the older members, not naming any names (Rob, Martin, Gary) then from there, it was a

lovely flat ride into North Yorkshire.

The Final day to Robin Hoods Bay was the final chapter of a great weekend, well that was until we hit twenty number 20% hills

along the way, it was brutally hard, mentally difficult but in a strange way rewarding, we finally made it to the East coast, the sun

was shining, the town was bustling with people and after a few choice words directed my way, everyone realised what an

achievement they’d just accomplished and were asking where are we going next year, which is a testament to the Dane

employees who put themselves through this every year to raise money for such fantastic charities.

Also, a big shout out to Nigel Sanderson, the van man, the map guy, the dancing direction guy, because without him we’d be lost

and thanks for doing this on your day off!

I’d like to thank everyone who’s donated, Dane employees, family, friends, suppliers, it means a lot to me as I organise the charity

ride and I know it means a lot more to the people of the family members its affected/affecting, thank you!

This year's charities have been selected by Kieran Tong & Steven Morgan, who have personal connections to the following

organisations both of which receive 50% of the £4,672 total raised:

£2,336 goes to Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD - life-threatening inherited conditions that can cause renal

(kidney) failure and affect other organs in the body.

And £2,336 to Motor Neurone Disease (MND) which describes a group of diseases that affect the nerves

(motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that tell your muscles what to do.