Cycling’s a gas for the Terminal Trundlers
Cyclists who met whilst working at Barrow’s Gas Terminal - now owned and operated by Spirit Energy - have completed their toughest challenge yet as a fundraiser for us.
This summer five members of Barrow’s ‘Terminal Trundlers’ cycled 400 miles from Glasgow to Durness raising vital funds for our work in Barrow and the Furness area.
As group member Martin Leslie explains:
“This was, without doubt, our hardest ride yet; a 400 mile, five day cycle from Glasgow to Durness on the northwest tip of Scotland.
“We climbed a total of 25,000 feet, burned 25,000 calories in the process and nearly gave up the day we had to cycle in torrential rain with winds gusting up to 50 mph. But we kept going and we were rewarded by some magnificent scenery along the way.
Terminal Trundlers first started fundraising through the ‘Tour de Furness’, a cycling challenge organised by the Rotary Club of Furness and Topmark. They got to know about our charity having attending people development courses on site at Brathay, funded by thier employer Centrica and after seeing and hearing about our community programmes in Barrow for children and young people in crisis, they decided to offer some support. Since then they have already raised over £50,000 for Brathay and other local charities.