Unique IQ CEO David Lynes goes the distance for Care Workers’ Charity
CEO of home care technology firm Unique IQ, David Lynes, has handed The Care Workers’ Charity a bumper £2000 cheque following his success in an epic two-day cycle challenge.
Competing against a host of other solo, self-supported riders, each competitor was tasked with planning their own route and deciding on when they should stop to rest and recuperate during the 48-hour period.
A challenge of speed, endurance and strategy, the challenge was not about the number of total kilometres peddled, but how far riders could go in a straight line, with any ferries or trains needed, deducted from the final total.
Starting his ride in Blair Atholl in the Scottish Highlands, David managed to ride 648km (as the crow flies) ending his heroic journey in Salisbury, and travelling over 100km more than his nearest rival.
David said: “While cycling alone through wind and rain during the darkest hours of the night was incredibly difficult, the mental toll of the ride was the most demanding part of the challenge. But thinking about the generosity of the people that had sponsored me and sent messages of support really kept me going.
“I’m so proud to have been able to raise this significant amount of money for The Care Workers’ Charity, and know that every penny will be used to support carers that are facing their own difficult challenges.”
Receiving the £2,000 cheque, Ayesha Sadiq, Events Manager at The Care Workers’ Charity said: “Since 2020, The Care Workers' Charity has issued over £3million in grants to support care workers in crisis. Now, more than ever, care workers must be valued and respected. If the social care workforce is appreciated, everyone benefits from those who draw on social care to family and friends.”
"To continue our essential support of care workers we need to continue to rely on the support of our supporter members, sponsors, and fundraisers. We are so grateful to those like David who help us raise essential funds," continued Ayesha.