It’s that time of year again – time for Agria’s cycling team to do their final few fitness sessions ready to tackle the very tough 500-mile Extra Mile Challenge!
Agria is renowned for taking part in some extremely testing events in the name of charity, and the Extra Mile Challenge is no exception. This September, Brittany hosts the 3-day route designed to challenge cyclists working in relay teams of four. Four Agria teams will join another 39 teams taking part in 2017’s Brittany Challenge, with Team Agria riding to raise money for:
- Dogs for Good in Association with Stocklake Park School (MASKS) – supported by Agria 1, team leader, Agria’s MD Simon Wheeler
- Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – supported by Why did I Agria to this?, team leader, John Walker-Lee, Agria’s Head of Underwriting
- Medical Detection Dogs – supported by Agria Coasters, team leader, Lorraine Tannatt Nash, Head of Rehoming and Charity Channel
- Pets as Therapy – supported by Agria there yet?, team leader, Helen Moore, Claims Manager for Agria
With such a distance to ride, including total elevations of over 26,000 feet over the three days, the cyclists will be pedalling hard to raise as much money as possible. Lorraine Tannatt Nash, team leader and seven-time Extra Mile Challenge veteran, says, “Taking part in the challenge is very important to Agria as, while it’s exhausting and extremely tough, we are so proud to have the chance to raise money for some truly exceptional, life-changing charities.”
Follow the ups and downs of Team Agria’s Extra Mile Challenge on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Team-Agrias-Charity-Challenges-723203504361787. To donate, please visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Agria.Charity.2017 – the team would be very grateful!