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The Energy Industries Council 600-mile cycle challenge raises over £10,000 for Cancer Research UK and The Ocean Cleanup

Riders cycle from Aberdeen to London, via Teesside, in just 6 days

London, UK, June 13 2018. A team of seven riders from the Energy Industries Council (EIC) have completed a cycle challenge which took them the length of the UK, raising over £10,000 for Cancer Research UK and The Ocean Cleanup.

The 600-mile bike ride, started from the EIC’s Aberdeen office on 7 June, stopped in at its Teesside location, and ended at the trade association’s London HQ on 12 June, with the team travelling over 130 miles on some days.

The challenge forms part of the EIC’s 75th anniversary celebrations, with proceeds from all anniversary events being divided equally between the two charities, selected by EIC staff.

EIC Head of Oil and Gas and Business Development, and one of the riders, Neil Golding said, ’I’m really proud of the EIC team, covering 600 miles in six days is an amazing achievement, especially considering that none of us are experienced cyclists. It’s been an incredible experience and while we are all very sore and tired, all the aches and pains are worth it to support two great charities: Cancer Research UK and The Ocean Cleanup.’

The EIC Charity Cycle Ride was sponsored by Sterling Quality Services, world leaders in providing independent inspection, expediting services and quality assurance services.

Lisa Roberts, Managing Director of Sterling Quality Services Ltd, commented, ‘We are so proud to sponsor the EIC Charity Cycle Challenge, and help two very worthwhile causes. Cancer Research is close to everybody’s heart at SQS and The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. We hope that everybody gets behind this challenge and donates as much as they can, so we can reach the target of £20,000!’

With £10,000 already raised, the trade association is hopeful that it can still reach its ambitious target of £20,000. Donations to help meet this goal and support the two charities can still be made via www.gofundme.com/the-eic-charity-cycle-challenge

EIC staff who took part in the 600-mile Aberdeen to London charity cycle ride were OPEX Analyst Tom Bacon, Senior Energy Analyst Oliver Barnes, Head of Oil and Gas and Business Development Neil Golding, Energy Research Assistant Lara Juergens, Web and E-marketing Coordinator Mark Risley, Overseas Membership Manager Andrew Scutter and Power, Nuclear and Renewables Energy Analyst Richard Vale.

 

About the EIC

Established in 1943, the EIC is the leading trade association for companies working in the global energy industries. Our member companies, who supply goods and services across the oil and gas, power, nuclear and renewable sectors, have the experience and expertise that operators and contractors require.

As a not-for-profit organisation with offices in key international locations, the EIC’s role is to help members maximise commercial opportunities worldwide.

We do this in a variety of ways from providing detailed project information and regional market insight; to showcasing specialist skills and connecting suppliers with buyers; through to running tailored training courses and events that inform and engage the industry.

The services we offer play an important part in supporting over 600 member companies to do business in a competitive marketplace.

To find out more about the EIC and see a full list of members, visit: www.the-eic.com

 

About Cancer Research UK

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research
  • Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives
  • Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on vital donations from the public
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years
  • Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

About The Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organisation, developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.

The Ocean Cleanup’s team consists of more than 70 engineers, researchers, scientists and computational modelers working daily to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.

Its headquarters are located in Delft, the Netherlands. Its assembly yard for the first cleanup system is in Alameda, San Francisco Bay Area, California.

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