17 March 2016

Lex Autolease prepares the way for cyclists

group of cyclists wavingThe UK’s largest vehicle leasing and fleet management company, Lex Autolease, is helping Rennie Grove Hospice Care with the final stages of preparation for its Chilterns Cycle Challenge on Sunday 20th March. 

Two staff members from the Amersham office of Lex Autolease will be taking to the roads around South Bucks, Aylesbury and Dacorum, armed with signs and cable ties, as part of Business in the Community’s Give and Gain Day initiative.

Rennie Grove’s Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Gillian Barnett, explains: “Our annual Chilterns Cycle Challenge offers three routes covering a total of 80-odd miles.  As well as different coloured directional arrows denoting the 10k, 35-mile and 75-mile options, we also put up branded signs at crossings, roundabouts and junctions to alert motorists.  Our cyclists’ safety is paramount and signing the route clearly for all road-users is a crucial part of our preparation for this popular event.

“It’s fantastic to have the help of our wonderful volunteers from Lex Autolease this year; not only will their support free up staff time for other roles, but by using their lease vehicles they’ll also ensure that more of the money raised can go directly towards patient care.”

Lex Autolease Customer Service Representative, Claire Lambert, has volunteered for Rennie Grove before, but in a different capacity.  She explains why she and her team of willing volunteers are happy to take on a different challenge.  “We were approached by Rennie Grove in December after volunteering in several of their charity shops last year. We received such positive feedback from the Management Team at Rennie Grove and were delighted that they had asked for our help again. This is a totally different challenge and we are very much looking forward to giving our support again.”

Rennie Grove welcomes corporate volunteers for weekday opportunities.  Companies keen to find out more should contact the charity’s Voluntary Services Team on 01442 890222.

To register for the 2016 Chilterns Cycle Challenge, visit www.renniegrove.org or call 01442 820740.