A partner at Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, has added another £1,000 to the firm’s fundraising total after completing a gruelling 112-mile bike ride.
Ben Smalley and three of his friends tackled the Tour of the Peaks in support of the Belmayne Foundation, raising £1,010 for four local charities.
The money will be added to the funds raised by the Belmayne Foundation this year, which are already in excess of £13,000 and split equally between the firm’s four chosen charities. They are: Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team, Disability Awareness with Sport, Sheffield Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and Sight Support Derbyshire.
It took Ben and his friends 11 hours to complete the Tour of the Peaks, having scaled more than 10,000 feet of ascent. The challenge started and finished at Bakewell Showground and encompassed the notorious Derbyshire peaks of Holme Moss, Winant’s Pass and The Cat and Fiddle.
Ben said: “The Tour of the Peaks is billed as one of the toughest cycling challenges around and it certainly lived up to the hype! My friends and I had a great day, despite the hills and it was a pleasure to ride such a scenic route. I would like to thank everyone who sponsored us and contributed to Belmayne’s fundraising total. Their generosity will make a big difference to the small charities we are supporting.”
The Belmayne Foundation was set up by the firm’s four partners to assist small charities that focus on health and wellbeing and provide relief for those in need.