RBS take to the saddle for 500 mile Sport Relief cycle to Edinburgh


RBS take to the saddle for 500 mile Sport Relief cycle to Edinburgh

RBS staff set off from London this morning on the 500 mile cycle ride to Edinburgh to raise money for Sport Relief 2016.

Our news

14 September 2015

CEO of Commercial and Private Banking Alison Rose and RBS CEO Ross McEwan lead staff in the 500 mile Sport Relief cycle to Edinburgh.

 

With former England Rugby union World Cup winner Lewis Moody MBE sounding the starting horn, Ross McEwan, RBS CEO, and Alison Rose, CEO of Commercial and Private Banking, led the cyclists from Lamb Street – next to the RBS’ main offices in London – on the first 100 miles of the trip this morning.

Stopping first at Eydon, the cyclists will be also be visiting Stafford, Birmingham, Manchester, Blackburn and Carlisle, before finishing on Friday 18 September at the RBS headquarters in Gogarburn, Edinburgh.

Already, close to £300,000 has been raised for Sport Relief and much more is hoped to be raised by the time the 750 cyclists finish their journey to Edinburgh.

The Cycle Challenge is being supported by Michael Vaughan, ex-England cricket captain; and former England Rugby union internationals Martin Corry MBE, Mark Cueto and Lewis Moody MBE.

The Challenge will be broken up into 100 mile stretches over five days, with some staff cycling the entire distance, and others cycling a 100 mile stage or 35 mile stage. In total, staff will cover 107,500 miles over the five day period.

CEO of Commercial and Private Banking Alison Rose commented:

“After weeks of training, I’m really excited to be starting the Cycle Challenge and leading our team on the first leg of our 500 mile trip to Edinburgh. Sport Relief is a great cause that we are proud to support and I’ve been encouraging my teams to get involved either by getting on their bikes or by sponsoring their colleagues to raise as much as we can.”

Kevin Cahill, Chief Executive of Comic Relief added:

“It’s brilliant that RBS has kicked off its fundraising for Sport Relief so early and with such enthusiasm. Sport Relief 2016, taking place next March, will be the biggest and best yet, with more ways than ever for people to take part, change lives and feel proud. We’ll make sure that the cash raised helps people living unimaginably tough lives, both on your doorstep in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities.”

Posted In

Our news

Tagged

2015

Related articles

My RBS Cycle Challenge diary

Bernadette Bennett from RBS Supply Chain Services blogs about her journey as she cycles 500 miles across the UK for Sport Relief.

RBS to cycle 500 miles for Sport Relief

RBS will partner with Sport Relief 2016 to cycle 500 miles, from London to Edinburgh, to raise money for the charity.

Latest news

Women and millennials help drive £17bn+ franchise sector to record levels

New research from NatWest and the British Franchise Association (bfa) highlights changes and profitability in the sector.

Winners announced for Skills & Opportunities Fund

52 winning organisations have been announced for round two of the 2018 Skills & Opportunities Fund.

RBS Multicultural Network meets Eric Holder, 82nd US Attorney General

Simon McNamara, RBS Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Sponsor of the RBS Multicultural Network, recently hosted an event in discussion with Eric Holder, the first black US Attorney General. They discussed career, ethnicity, diversity and even a little bit of politics. At the event, Eric Holder shared his wisdom and experience with attendees from the RBS Executive committee and RBS Multicultural Network. Simon McNamara blogs about his experience meeting Eric, a BAME role model, and why diversity is so important to RBS.

Set Tab for lightbox