A MAN from Woking got into top gear to complete a 75-mile cycling marathon and raise more than £20,000 for charity.
Tony Slawny, who is 50 and from Mayford, joined forces with fellow Selco Builders Warehouse staff to help raise funds for the merchant’s nominated charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.
He was joined by 14 determined managers from branches across London, who got together to cycle the New Forest Conquest in and around Southampton.
The group were of mixed cycling ability, ranging from seasoned veterans to those who had next to no experience, and all underwent an intensive training schedule beforehand.
The first riders to cross the finish line completed the course in an impressive four-and-a-half hours, with the entire group finishing in less than eight hours.
Ross Sandy, Charlton branch Manager and leader of the challenge team, added: “It was a fantastic day out. Some members of the group hadn’t cycled for more than 20 years, so it was fantastic to see that they had the determination and drive to complete the challenge.
“Everyone has been so generous with donations, including customers, staff, family and suppliers.”
Since 2012, staff at Selco have raised more than £200,000 for Macmillan.