Deloitte trio complete 1,000 mile bike ride in support of ParalympicsGB

Three cyclists from Deloitte in Birmingham have successfully completed a 1,000 mile bike ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Ashley Hollinshead, Lindsay Buckenham and Ant Thomas joined hundreds of other cyclists as they crossed the finish line after nine days in the saddle. Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell led the 500 cyclists into Land’s End to complete the epic journey.

The cyclists, which included Paralympic gold medallists Sarah Storey and Danny Crates, were taking part in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain to help raise money for ParalympicsGB.

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Deloitte trio in marathon charity cycle challenge

Three cyclists from Deloitte in Birmingham are taking on a marathon cycling challenge  from John O’Groats to Land’s End as part of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain.

Ashley Hollinshead, a partner in the firm’s tax team, is taking on the epic 950-mile journey with colleagues Lindsay Buckenham and Ant Thomas.

The trio joined dozens of other riders from Deloitte’s offices across the UK to cycle the length of Britain to raise money for ParalympicsGB. Deloitte is aiming to raise £1 million over four years to support all Great Britain’s future Paralympians for London 2012 and beyond.

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Scholarship scheme supports local disability athletes

“On guard!” Wheelchair fencers Thomas Hall-Butcher (left) and Alan Sheriff (centre) with Deloitte Midlands practice senior partner Chris Loughran.

Business advisory firm Deloitte is providing financial support to a group of elite disability athletes from the Midlands as they pursue their ambition of competing at the Paralympic Games.

They are part of a group of nearly 100 athletes to receive funding this year through the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).  TASS is funded by Deloitte and managed by SportsAid and has provided more than 500 financial awards to disability athletes over the last five years.

The current TASS athletes come from all over the country and compete across sixteen different sports, including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, wheelchair fencing and disability snowsports. Continue reading

Deloitte trio saddle up for charity

I want to ride my bicycle: Deloitte's Jason Norris prepares for the 'Ride Across Britain'

Three members of Deloitte’s Birmingham office are preparing for the ride of their lives as they cycle the length of the UK in aid of charity.

Chris Robertson, Richard Moore, and Jason Norris, who are all based at Deloitte’s office in Brindleyplace, are taking part in the firm’s ‘Ride Across Britain’ from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

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One thousand miles for one million pounds

In just over 100 days, four people from Deloitte’s Birmingham office will take to the roads of Britain as part of a cycling team bidding to raise £1m for ParalympicsGB over the next four years.

On June 12 2010, more than 100 cyclists from the firm will embark on a 1,000 mile ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End as part of the Deloitte ‘Ride Across Britain’. Continue reading