INEOS employees in Grangemouth took on the global challenge of cycling all 21 stages of the Tour de France and raised £2000 for the West Lothian Cycle Circuit.
By combining cycling for pleasure and daily commutes, employees from across the world, including those in Grangemouth, matched the distance ridden by the professional cyclists during each of the stages of the 2019 Tour de France.
Five teams of employees from INEOS Chemicals, INEOS FPS and Petroineos took on the event and raised £10,000, with £2000 of that donated to the Cycle Circuit. The five teams cycled a massive 20,107km in total.
Terry Banham, HR Director for INEOS at Grangemouth and member of one of the teams said: “This has been a fantastic effort across all three INEOS businesses based at Grangemouth. The combined effort of our employees to commit to cycling the stage distance every day during the Tour de France competition will see a significant donation to local charities.”
“Not only have we raised this huge amount for charity and good causes, but for some participants the Tour de France Challenge has encouraged them to take up cycling for the first time in many years.”
Matthew Ball, Board member of Linlithgow Community Development Trust said “We are so grateful to the staff at INEOS for taking on this mammoth cycling challenge and donating £2000 to the West Lothian Cycle Circuit. Our project will get more people cycling and create a more sustainable, healthier, happier and better connected community. This Donation will take us a step closer to achieving our goal”