This year’s Tour de Jewson is back…but with a difference.
During week commencing 25th September 2017, we’ll be running a series of cycle rides within our regions across the UK.
Rather than following the traditional ‘John O’Groats to Land’s End’ route, Tour de Jewson will see local events taking place up and down the British Isles, making it easier for you to get involved and raise money for our charity partner, Barnardo’s.
For the aspiring Chris Froomes, they’ll be longer routes available within each region, but if the last bike you rode was a Raleigh Chopper, there will also be shorter options too.
Tour de Jewson started in 2009 as a way to raise donations for our chosen charity partner.
As well as raising lots of money – £100k over the last six years – the event has become a unique occasion that brings together colleagues, customers and suppliers.
This year we’re aiming to raise £20,000 for Barnardo’s. As one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, Barnardo’s works with over 248,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year. They run over 960 local projects including counselling for children who have been abused, adoption services, vocational training & disability inclusion groups.
In addition to supporting Barnardo’s, we are also hoping to raise money for community defibrillators in memory of Rod Leigh a beloved colleague who sadly passed away in June 2016. Funds for two community defibrillators will be purchased from the money raised through Tour de Jewson 2017.