INEOS employees cycle 300,000 Km to raise money for local children’s charities
1000 INEOS employees took part in a challenge to ride Tour de France distance for charity. Teams covered the same distance as the Tour over the same stages in July.
Teams from INEOS offices across the globe have raised over £40,000 for charity
Combined efforts have equated to participants cycling 321,000 KM, equivalent to more than seven times round the planet!
One employee Stéphane Frigiolini from Tavaux completed the entire distance of 3.540 km, in 23 days.
Also the Rosignano site participated with a team of only 10 people; its captain was Alberto Chesi.
The team of Rosignano donated the funds collected to the association ASD EFESTO Rosignano, promoter of sports activities for the disabled.
Cycle rides by INEOS during the Tour de France have raised £41,000 (€46,000) for charity, the chemicals giant announced today. 1000 employees from across INEOS plants worldwide have completed a combined total of over 321,000 km to raise money. That’s the equivalent of cycling more than seven times around the planet.
Teams from across INEOS aimed to match the same kilometres for each stage of The Tour De France on each of the 21 days in July. They achieved this, more than doubling the Kilometres required.
By combining cycling for pleasure and daily commutes teams from Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, the US and the UK have racked up thousands of kilometres, whilst raising money for local charities. INEOS donated £1,000 to the local charity of choice for each team that completed the challenge.One employee Stéphane Frigiolini from Tavaux completed the entire distance of 3.540 km, in 23 days
Carl Vercauteren Operations Director at INEOS and member of the Rosignano team said: ‘The response we’ve seen from our employees has been inspiring. We never expected the sheer scale of riders taking up the challenge, and I am so proud of everyone who has contributed and taken part. Not only have we raised a huge amount for charity, but many participants have been encouraged to take up cycling for the first time in many years. It has been an enormous team effort.”
INEOS is a part of the latest cycling technology used by many of the teams in the Tour de France. The company produces chemicals necessary to make carbon fibre, which is used extensively to produce more rigid and responsive bike frames, improving cycling performance. From brake shoes and calipers, to tyres, frames, forks, clothing, shoes, helmets, and glasses, INEOS has played a role in their production.
All proceeds from the challenge will go to local children’s charities chosen by each individual team.