Charity ride success through Worthing for Thomas Eggar

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LEADING law firm Thomas Eggar has completed a two-day cycle ride, passing through Worthing, to support The Prince’s Trust.

Six intrepid members of the company, which has offices across the county including Worthing and Chichester, sweated it out biking a gruelling 160-mile route across the South East.

They battled aching limbs and torrential rain to raise funds for the charity and were ecstatic at exceeding the “Tour De TE (Thomas Eggar)” target.

They gained nearly £12,000 for the cause and were supported by staff across the county, who competed against them on exercise bikes – cycling the equivalent distance of the route to further boost its total. The total raised will go towards Million Makers, a national competition that challenges teams of employees, school pupils and university students to raise £1million for the Prince’s Trust.

Jeremy Wootton, partner at Thomas Eggar, said: “Charity support and fund-raising activities are a major feature of our work.

“We cycled 160 miles in two days and coped with, not only, appalling weather, but also several punctures as well as the fatigue from our efforts.

“On day one, we set off from our London office with darkening skies that soon turned to rain heading south to Crawley, then to Worthing and our overnight stop just outside Arundel.

“The weather on the start of day two saw more torrential downpours, however, we had a challenge to complete and pedalled westwards to our final leg to Newbury.

“All of our offices turned out in force to greet us on arrival and this fantastic reception really spurred us on to reach our next destination.”

Jeremy added: “The ride has been a great success, the camaraderie within the group of riders was something to be experienced and enjoy.”

l For more information about the cause and to donate, visit the website www.justgiving.com/tourdete