The miles clocked up by long-distance cyclists at Colchester headquartered building supplies company Kent Blaxill  have resulted in the presentation of cheques totalling £7,311 to two charities.
 
Staff, suppliers and customers of the company who took part in a 120-mile cycle ride at the end of June have now collected sponsorship, which was presented recently as two  £3,655.78 cheques to representatives of the Rob George Foundation and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
 
Around 50 cyclists completed the Kent Blaxill tour of Essex and Suffolk, which started and finished at the company’s Colchester store, and took in stops at Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury. The ‘riders’ included Andy English, a longtime employee of building supplies company Kent Blaxill, who completed the marathon on a recumbent bicycle.
 
Simon Blaxill, Kent Blaxill managing director, said: “Everyone raised at least £100 and some a great deal more. The Air Ambulance relies on charity and covers the region in which we operate offering an invaluable service, although one we hope we will never need. The Rob George Foundation provides opportunities and support for young people – perhaps an Olympian of the future.”
 
Crown was the main sponsor of the event shirts and event organisation costs.