Daniel Muir, Head of Supply Chain, at Macphie undertook a gruelling 81-mile bike race at the weekend to raise funds for Marie Curie.
Taking part in the Etape Caledonia, Daniel set off early on Sunday morning from Pitlochry to speed round Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch before approaching the steep slopes of Schiehallion and returning to crowds of cheering supporters.
Daniel raised an impressive £560 for Marie Curie who provide invaluable support to people living with terminal illnesses and their families. Each year, Macphie donates a percentage of profit to local and national causes and were delighted to sponsor Daniel £200 to support his challenge.
Daniel commented, “It took me 4 hrs 40 minutes to complete the 81 miles. I had hoped to finish in under five hours so I was really pleased with my time, averaging over 17mph. The scenery was spectacular and I managed to enjoy it most of the way round.”
This epic challenge came only two weeks after Daniel completed the 66-mile-long Loch Ness Etape from which he also raised a fantastic £440 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Daniel added, “These races are a great opportunity to raise money for charities close to my heart and I greatly appreciate the support from my sponsors including friends, family and of course, Macphie.”
Macphie employees are set to take on another challenge next month at Pretty Muddy in Dundee. A team of brave volunteers will be embracing the 5k muddy obstacle course for the second year in a row, in support of Cancer Research UK.