Firmac cyclists have completed a gruelling 200 mile bike ride with the Mayor of Scarborough and in doing so raised £3,075 for local charities St Catherine’s Hospice, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Martin House, Candlelighters and Ryedale Dog Rescue. 

Andy Smith, Director of Firmac Engineering Services, John Bennett a fabricator at Firmac along with Firmac representatives Symone I'Anson, Katherine Felgate and Ian Wilson accompanied the Mayor and Mayoress of Scarborough on their 200 mile bike tour “Ride the BoS – conquer the elements”. The road based route involved 14,000ft of climbing, 200 miles and 94 towns, villages and hamlets. 

Andy explains how Firmac and FES partners and suppliers supported the Firmac team, the largest single company team entrant in the tour. “We are fortunate to have some great suppliers who were keen to support the ride and our local charities. This is the first time that that the Firth Firmac Group has actively been involved with the Lord Mayor to promote both Scarborough and our company. This was a one off tour to coincide with the impending 'Tour de Yorkshire' and as we are a home grown local company we decided to keep the monies raised for Yorkshire charities.

“Although tough in places, Grosmont and Castleton in particular, it was an absolute pleasure to be part of the BoS ride. We should thank the organisers, in particular Wayne Elliot of EDS Bikes and Dave Evans, for putting on such a well thought out tour and of course Andrew and Sue Backhouse the outgoing Mayor and Mayoress for cordially inviting us along.

“We are all extremely grateful to our suppliers and sponsors Smith Brothers Stores, Strong Ventilation, Bicknell Controls, GAP Piped Services, A J Ventilation and Chainbridge Bridge Steel for sponsoring the team and helping to raise £3,075 for local charities”.