At the end of September Pete took on a huge challenge to raise money for Squab’s charity of the year, The Myton Hospices, in recognition of the inspirational and vital work they do for people facing terminal illness. Did you know they supported more than 1,400 people and their families last year alone?
For anyone who isn’t already familiar with Pete, he’s Squab Daventry’s self-store manager and a keen cyclist. It’s not uncommon for him to cycle to and from work, covering a fair few miles in the process, but his daily miles don’t come anywhere close to his latest adventure.
Pete challenged himself to cycle a whopping 250 miles in just two days starting at Squab Daventry and finishing in Paris, just in time for the FEDESSA (Federation of European Self Storage Associations) Awards.
And he did it!
Pete set off on the 25th September and cycled 135 miles to Newhaven Harbour, stopping near Bletchley, Watford, Croydon and Crawley before taking the ferry to Dieppe. On Wednesday, having arrived in Dieppe, he cycled a further 115 miles to the awards venue, going via the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. All that was left for Pete to do was enjoy the conference and have a well-deserved rest.
Pete raised an incredible £1,000 and Squab Director, Emlyn Evans, was there to greet him at the finish line.
There was a chance that Squab Daventry would be picking up an award at the FEDESSA Awards, but it wasn’t meant to be this year! Still, we’re chuffed to have been named a finalist at the SSA UK Awards (read more here).
Well done, Pete – what an achievement! So…what’s the next challenge?!