This years’ Durham Big Ride has a section especially for business to raise money for a worthwhile cause – and bag a trophy into the bargain. 

Businesses from around the region have taken it upon themselves to use the Durham Big Ride as a way of raising money for their favourite charity. This year the organisers have added a little spice to the occasion by offering a trophy for the team that brings in the most money. 

“With the event being a social ride as oppose to a timed race, we don’t have winners. We are looking for businesses to make up teams of four to enter the challenge with the team raising the most for their given charity being recognised by us with a trophy.” Said Colin Wilkes, one of the organisers. 

Peter Bramwell, of Bramwells Jewellers, has provided the trophy and is pleased to get involved: 

“We are delighted to be a part of the Durham Big Ride and support the Business Challenge. As a local independent business, established for over 140 years, we have always taken a keen interest in city events. We look forward to the Durham Big Ride and hope it proves to be a fun day out for everyone involved.” 

The Business Challenge event is open to businesses large and small and all male, all female or mixed teams. Once registered with the Durham Big Ride, teams of four will get together and raise as much money as they can for their nominated charity. 

The trophy will be awarded to the team that collects the most in sponsorship money. 

“There is no reason why a firm or company cannot put two, three or four teams into the Challenge. It all adds to the event and hopefully, it will be the charities that will be the big winners.” Said Colin. 

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