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Dobbies gears up for UK-wide Charity Cycle Tour

29 May, 2015

Nearly 300 staff from every one of Dobbies 35 stores nationwide have volunteered to cycle a total of more than 2,000 miles between each of the stores over a 21 day period.  A bespoke commemorative baton will be passed between riders at different stages of the tour

 The shortest distance between stores is Milngavie and Braehead at only eight miles, and the furthest 140 miles, which is from Ponteland to Edinburgh.

The Cycle Tour will be raising money for local charities who are close to each stores’ hearts.  The ride, which is slightly longer than the Tour de France and just over twice the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats, will take in Dobbies most southerly store, Ashford in Kent, and the most northerly, in Inverness.

The first tranche of cyclists will set off from Dobbies Edinburgh at 0700 on Sunday 31st May, where the company is headquartered.  Dobbies was founded in 1865 by James Dobbie, and the Cycle Tour will mark the 150th anniversary.

Andy King, Managing Director of Dobbies said:  “To mark this amazing milestone of 150 years of trading, hundreds of our staff have volunteered to take part in Dobbies’ Charity Cycle Tour Around the UK to raise money for a charity that is close to their hearts.  We aim to complete more than 2,000 miles in just over 21 days, and would urge people all around the country to dig deep and donate money to our very worthwhile local causes.”

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Dobbies gears up for UK-wide Charity Cycle Tour