CYCLING solicitors have raised £1,350 for a charity supporting the farming community through times of stress, anxiety and depression.
Alastair Frew, Michael Wakeling and David Lodder from law firm Lodders cycled the final 18-mile leg of a six-week marathon relay bike ride around the UK raising funds for the Farming Community Network (FCN).
The trio took the bike ride’s baton – that had already travelled 170 locations along a 3,700-mile journey across the length and breadth of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales – on its final journey from Lodders’ Stratford offices to the ride’s finish line at the NFU headquarters at Stoneleigh.
Organised by the Grain and Feed Trade Association and UK Grain and Feed Trade Associations, and hailed as the biggest event of its type ever attempted by the agricultural supply trade, the bike ride has so far raised more than £40,000 of the target £100,000.
The final amount will be unveiled in November at the annual BCFTA dinner in London.
Donations can be still made via Lodders’ Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/loddersgaftbikeride, with all money going to FCN.