A TEAM OF SIX are taking on the tough challenge of cycling ‘The Beast’ – a 6-person tandem – for the first leg of this year’s Seven Port Challenge. The 180 km charity cycling challenge covers seven ports across England and France over four days.
The team, from family-owned builders’ merchant, Chandler Building Supplies, which is sponsoring the event, will be cycling The Beast from Brighton to Portsmouth on Thursday 2, May.
The brave cyclists from the Brighton, Lewes, Ringmer, Petworth, Chertsey and Bookham branches of Chandlers Building Supplies are Jason Austin, Chris Vernon, Ashley Miles, Brian Smith and Stuart Campbell and Paul Hawes.
Brian Smith from Chandlers, Brighton, said: “We’ll have to put in a lot of practice on the tandem before 2 May. It’s a very tricky bike to master and it is quite heavy too. The guys are all up for it and have committed to hours of practice to master The Beast. Let’s hope that our six pairs of legs are up to the challenge!”
This 52 mile ride starts at the i360 in Brighton and the riders will cycle via Chandlers’s Brighton store near Shoreham port and then along to Portsmouth Harbour .
Sue McKinney, marketing manager at Chandlers Building Supplies said: “As a family-owned building merchants we are always keen to support the local charities in the areas in which we are located.
“We are delighted to be involved in the Seven Port Challenge and are proud of our team of six who very readily jumped at the opportunity to get involved.”
Follow the Chandlers Building Supplies team’s practice on the ‘Beast’ on twitter and Instagram: @ChandlersBS and @chandlersbuilding.
To sponsor the Team’s efforts visit their Go Fund Me page. #7PortChallenge
Chandlers is a privately-owned, independent roofing and builders’ merchant with branches across the South East of England and the Midlands.