Posted 14th Sep 2018

Solarlux takes on 550km cycling challenge for charity

14th September 2018 - 07:00am
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A team of employees from bi-folding door manufacturer Solarlux have taken on a gruelling 550km cycling challenge, from Vauxhall Bridge in London to the company’s headquarters in Melle, Germany.

The company is fundraising for Solving Kids’ Cancer, a charity dedicated to supporting families affected by neuroblastoma, after Vanessa Riddle, the 17-year-old daughter of Solarlux sales manager Chris Riddle, sadly lost her battle with the cancer earlier this year.

Chris set off on the bike ride with his colleagues earlier this month and arrived in Melle on the 10 September. The team travelled on a route that spelled out Vanessa’s name by the destinations they passed through, including Vauxhall Bridge, Arnhem, Nijverdal and Emsdetten.

“Cancer affects all of us, no more so than when a loved one is taken,” said Chris. “Being part of this challenge is just one small step – or pedal – in the ongoing fight against this horrendous childhood disease.”

Pictured left to right: Alfredo Di Meo, Andre Jansen, Gary Newbold, Matt Smith and Chris Riddle

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