Investing In Volunteers

Helpline 0800 138 1710

back to latest news

Fundraisers do it in Lycra

UPDATE: They've done it! The #BrilliantBarclaysBoys have achieved their 1500-mile-cycle goal within the 19 days and then some!

Find out more about John Colley, Richard Thomas and Jon Johnson's challenge to raise funds for LRSN by each cycling 500 miles in 19 days. The JustGiving page will remain open for a few more days so please if you haven't already donated, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ruralriders to help them reach their target.

Three intrepid cyclists have joined forces to raise funds for LRSN this month.

John Colley, who is Relationship Director for Barclays Agriculture (pictured centre above) and colleagues Jon Johnson (left) and Richard Thomas (right) have joined together to undertake a mammoth cycle challenge of 1500 miles in 19 days starting on 11 May. Their target of 500 miles each will be undertaken independently and following government daily exercise guidance. The trio, who are all keen cyclists decided to take up the challenge as all organised cycle events have been cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

John said: "Our objective is to raise money for LRSN (Lincolnshire Rural Support Network), which has seen a significant increase in casework as a result of both Covid-19 and the challenging weather conditions. The charity has also had to cancel key fundraising events as a result of the pandemic. I am sure that you will agree that this is a very worthy cause and Barclays will match all funds that we are able to raise."

Richard Thomas (Regional Agricultural Manager, Barclays) added: "I am delighted to be involved in raising funds for such an important support network for rural communities and alongside my colleagues Jon Johnson and John Colley, I am all looking forward to the challenge and the opportunity to help.”

The Barclays colleagues have set up a JustGiving fundraising page and are asking friends and supporters to help them reach their £3000 target. Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ruralriders to help them raise much-needed funds for LRSN.

As at Wednesday 20 May, the challenge is going well, with 745 miles clocked up so far. Good luck John, Richard and Jon!

The challenge is complete! 1552 miles in total with each of the three colleagues completing their allotted 500 miles.

Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ruralriders to help raise much-needed funds for LRSN.