After four long days on the road, the ‘Tour de TCH’ came to an end at TCH Derby yesterday (6th June 2018), after setting off from the TCH JCB Head Office in Chapeltown.
Deputy Chairman and grandson of our founder William Harrison, his wife Claire Harrison, and members of the Senior Management Team cycled in aid of the British Heart Foundation, a charity that is very close to our hearts at T.C. Harrison. The team did an incredible job, cycling 275 miles between each TCH location, and have managed to raise over £5,000 for BHF. The JustGiving page is still open if you’d like to do your bit to help this worthy cause.
The most gruelling stage of the journey was the ride from TCH Stamford to TCH Burton, which was a 60 mile-stretch. On the same day, the team also encountered their first puncture, having managed to make it over 200 miles without one. Luckily, it was the last day of the ride and ended up with celebrations at the Derby dealership for both the end of the 'Tour de TCH' and to celebrate William's 50th birthday.
A huge congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part, including William Harrison, Claire Harrison, Joel Harrison and Tony Coar who took part in the entire 275-mile ride, and the Southern Pros Chris Cornell, Mark Nelson, Billy Fitch, Jeff Rich, Greg Mills and Ian Nicolle, who rode the majority of the journey.
A special thank you to everyone who joined the hard core riders for the stretch between TCH Huntingdon and TCH St Neots, and the cyclists who rode alongside the team from TCH Burton to TCH Derby.
The Huntingdon to St Neots cyclists were:
Craig Turner – Regional Parts Manager (Southern Region)
Paul Rose – Parts Advisor (Peterborough)
Kevin Ruff – Peterborough Sales Admin
James Cornell – Parts Advisor (Huntingdon)
Jason Quenby – Huntingdon Technician
Pippa Branchett – New Car Saleswomen (Peterborough)
Robert Dewey – Used Car Salesman (Peterborough)
Christine McGuiness - (PA to the Chairman)
The Burton-on-Trent to Derby cyclists were:
Neil Baker Managing Director (Ford)
Paul Lowe General Manager Midlands
David Baker Service Manager (Burton)
Richard Dingley Senior Technician (Derby)
Marc Mazengarb Technician (Derby)
Oliver Stevenson Technician (Derby)
Mick Thomas Technician (Derby)
Jack Roberts Technician (Derby)
Ryan Scattergood Technician (Derby)
Andy Page Ford FCSD
Jacob Credland Accounts Department
Kelly Atkin Regional Accountant Midlands
Rob Atkin Sales Preparation Controller (Derby)
Michael Hunt Reception Manager (Derby)
Sian Webb Service Advisor (Derby)
Ady Shales Used car/commercial Sales Manager (Derby)
Well done everyone, you managed to help the team raise an amazing amount of money for a great cause. If you want to look back at the moments from the whole ride, take a look at our photo album on Facebook.