Tamworth Audi takes to two wheels for Whizz-Kidz
When Jardine Motors Audi take on a challenge, they don’t do things by halves. And with Whizz-Kidz as the chosen Group charity, an incredibly well-deserving cause, four members of the Tamworth team thought that it seemed appropriate to do something special – so they cycled over 100 miles.
With little cycling experience, taking on the challenge were: Steve Wasley, General Sales Manager; James Day, Sales Executive; and Ryan Jervis, Business Manager. The fourth team member was Patrick Chilton, Used Car Sales Manager and ex-pro racer for GB when he was 17 – but he hadn’t been on two wheels for years, so the ride was equally as challenging for all four taking part.
The day arrived, Sunday 31st July, and the group saddled up at 7.45am. Setting off, they were followed by a Whizz-Kidz-wrapped Audi Q7, driven by Leanne James, Tamworth Audi’s PA and Hollie Hunter, Local Business Development Manager.
The route chosen was challenging and hilly, and would see them start and finish at Tamworth Audi, stopping at Wolverhampton and Halesowen Centres along the way. Shrewsbury Audi was another intended destination, but with a 28-mile stint on a dual carriageway required to reach it, this leg was rerouted to keep the cyclists safe.
The first leg was to Lichfield, carrying on to Cannock and past Weston Park to Telford, continuing to Cosford and Albrighton, then finally into Wolverhampton. Leg two took the team past Tipton to Halesowen, and up a huge hill to Quinton. They then continued into Birmingham city centre down Hagley Road and Broad Street, finally reaching Minworth. The home straight saw them cycle through Curdworth, past The Belfry to Bassetts Pole and onto the final stretch to the Tamworth Jardine Motors Audi Centre.
The team arrived back at Tamworth at 3.50pm after cycling a grand total of 108 miles on their Audi dot-to-dot, working together and encouraging each other to make it through the gruelling day.
So far, over £1,400 has been raised for Whizz-Kidz, which is a great achievement!