Pedal power for Save The Children
September 23, 2021
It takes a big heart to cycle all the way to Tyne and Wear in a day, but that’s exactly what the team building Brent Cross West station did when they rode a combined 277 miles in 24 hours, in aid of the charity Save the Children.
The cycle ride took place within the staff welfare area at the new station, with riders including staff from various companies including Oliver Connell, PLS Civil Engineering, Mace, and VolkerFitzpatrick. The distance was chosen because 277 miles is the distance from VolkerFitzpatrick’s most northern site in Gosforth, to the company’s southernmost site at London Victoria.
Dave Goodey from VolkerFitzpatrick, who is building the station, organised this event. He said: “I’d like to say thank you to all involved. To cycle such a distance in such a short amount of time was a huge accomplishment, and I’d like to thank everyone for taking part and making this such a great charity event.”
Brent Cross West is the new station being built as part of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme. It is set to open in 2022, and will be the first major new mainline station in London in over a decade. The station will offer connections to central London in just 12 minutes, as well as to two international airports, plus links to Eurostar services from St Pancras International. Read more about Brent Cross West here.
The team hope to raise £2,000. You can support the team’s efforts by making your own donation here to Save the Children.