Genmed sponsors Ann-Marie McGilvray in Land’s End to John o’ Groats cycle challenge
Genmed, a specialist vendor neutral managed services provider working in the NHS, announces today that it is sponsoring Ann-Marie McGilvray, a member of Rochdale Triathlon Club.
She will be attempting her biggest challenge yet - to cycle 969 miles from Land’s End to John o’ Groats in just nine days. She will undertake the ride to raise awareness and sponsorship for GB Paralympic Athletes through their charity, Supercharge.
Completing on average 108 miles a day, this epic challenge starts on Saturday September 9, 2017 and finishes on Sunday 17, 2017. The ride is supported through Deloitte Ride Across Britain and attracts high quality entrants with riders having to complete each daily stage in a set time.
Commencing at Lands’ End, the route winds up through the country with overnight stops in Oakhampton, Bath, Ludlow, Haydock, Penrith, Hamilton, Fort William, Kyle and finally John o’ Groats.
As part of her training schedule, Ann-Marie completed the Outlaw Triathlon in July which entailed swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and then running a marathon. No stranger to pushing herself to the limits, she finished in an incredible 12 hours seven minutes.
“It was last year while competing in the European Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships in Lisbon that I witnessed first-hand para athletes taking part from Great Britain and Europe. Despite their varying disabilities, I was so inspired that I started to think about how I could support them and future generations. The idea of riding the length of Great Britain was borne which seemed suitably challenging not just physically but mentally, too.”
- Ann-Marie McGilvray
Supercharge’s goal is to give the incredible Paralympics GB athletes the best preparation and support. It helps make the vital difference between people coming fourth and first, giving the athletes the best chance to win gold and making the nation proud. Their success can inspire a positive change in society by challenging people’s perceptions of disability or by motivating others to take up sport for the first time.
Ann-Marie has a track record of excellence:
- Earlier this year, she competed for Great Britain in the European Standard Distance Triathlon Championship in Kitzbuhel, Austria where she was the 8th British finisher;
- She has just returned from Canada where she again competed for Great Britain in the World Sprint Duathlon Championships coming 11th in her age group and the 4th British finisher.
Help support Ann-Marie raise money for Supercharge...
Ann-Marie is hoping to raise over £2,000 to support the Paralympic GB athletes by competing the Land’s End to John o’ Groats challenge.
So far, she has raised at over £1,600 and all donations will go directly to the charity as she has personally paid her entry fee and all travelling expenses to get to and from the start and finish.
Her personal sponsors for this event are Genmed and The Ride Stuff, a cycle shop in Littleborough who has serviced and looked after her bikes and provided excellent advice and equipment.
If you would like to donate and support this worthy cause – no matter what amount - you can do this through Ann-Marie’s Just Giving page: