The first leg of our cycling fundraiser starts in Manchester, with our Managing Director, Andrew Goddard and Simon Lambert, our Commercial Director. They will be joined by the Payzone Social Squad, who are working hard to raise money for Payzone’s local charity, SANDS. Neil Turton, ex- MAG Trustee and Managing Director at Sugro UK along with Tom Fender, Development Director at TWC, will also join them. As well as Matthew Moden, Managing Director at Liberty Flights Ltd.
On their journey, they will be taking a few pit stops. They will visit two Nisa Locals in Manchester, one on Blackfriars Road and the other Hollyhedge Road. They will also visit the two Post Office branches, one on Sandy Lane in Prestwich and Ashton-on-Mersey Post Office in Sale. Other stops include Londis on Hollingwood Avenue in New-Moston and M&I Convenience Store on Liverpool Road in the City Centre.
This circular route is just over 47 miles long.
Day two of our #Cycle4Change event will see Andrew and Simon heading to Birmingham, where they will be joined by Simon Beasley, from Transport for West Midlands and Clare Bocking, Chief Commercial Officer at DCS Group Limited.
In Birmingham, they will meet Payzone retailers at the Spar in Chelmsley Wood and VMV Food & Wine (Best One) on Squires Gate Walk. Other retailers featuring in the West Midlands leg of the journey include Nibbles in West Bromwich and the Nisa Local on Deans Road in Wolverhampton.
We will also drop in to see two Postmasters in the area. One is the Shirley Post Office in Solihull and the other is on Park Street in Walsall.
The team will cycle a gruelling 50 miles!
Day three of #Cycle4Change says hello to Scotland!
Andrew and Simon will start their day at Mayfield Licenced Grocers in Lanarkshire. From here, they will make their way to Falkirk making pit stops along the way.
On their journey, they will meet retailers and postmasters at Stitsons Newsagents in Motherwell, Blackridge Post Office in Bathgate, Razza Stores in West Lothian, Brightons Post Office in Falkirk and last but not least, Premier Bainsford in Falkirk.
When this leg of the journey is complete, they will have clocked up another 48 miles!
The fourth day of #Cycle4Change takes place in the North East of England. The route will begin in Redcar, where Andrew and Simon will be joined by Martin Kearsley, Banking Director for the Post Office and his colleague Greg Hunt, Head of Operations.
The first visit will be to the Londis on West Dyke Road in Redcar, before cycling to their next pitstop at Premier Express Billie Tylers on Marshall Avenue in Middlesex and then D & J Jordan on Commercial street in Durham. Their fourth stop will be at Murton Post Office in Seaham, County Durham before ending the day at Booze Bar on Carhill Road in Gateshead.
This leg of the route is just over 50 miles.
It’s time to head down South! Andrew and Simon, who will still be joined by Martin Kearsley, Banking Director for the Post Office and his colleague Greg, will embark on the next stage of their adventure in London. Katy Moses and Katie Jenkins from KAM Media, Helen Lyons who is Director at LYONS Media and Events (also Co-Director Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards) and Tom Fender, Development Director at TWC will be joining the route.
The team will be seeing lots of the city from their saddles and, of course, some of our Payzone retailers and postmasters. Starting off at the Post Office at Kings Cross they’ll then make their way to the Post Office at World's End, before two stop off's at our Payzone retailers Best am 2pm and West 9 Food & Wine. The journey will then take them into Kingston where they will meet the staff at News Point and the Postmasters at Post Office Kingston upon Thames.
The London leg of Cycle 4 Change will end at Post Office Richmond.
The last and final day! Is there a better way to end the challenge than with a trip to the South Coast. The team will complete the final leg of the trip on a route that will take them through Portsmouth and Southampton.
Andrew and Simon will start the day at Reed News on London Road in Portsmouth, before cycling to Chichester, where they will make a stop at Post Office Bosham Station. Next up on their route is Premier Havant on Stone Square, where they will meet the staff and customers.
After that, the team will be cycling to visit Post Office Cosham.
The day will end in Fareham with the last visit to the Post Office on Arundel Drive.
The demand for foodbank services has increased significantly since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Trussell Trust runs over 1,200 of the UK’s foodbanks.
We are excited to announce that our selected charity for 2020 is none other than SANDS.
To learn more about the fantastic work the Trussell Trust are doing within communities around the UK, our staff have been visiting their local food banks to see their efforts first hand.