Energy staff take on epic charity cycle

Tony Quinn and Andrew Walls preparing to depart from our National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth on their epic adventure.
Tony Quinn and Andrew Walls preparing to depart from our National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth on their epic adventure.

Three senior officials threw caution to the wind as they completed an epic 215 mile cycle challenge for charity.

The trio, from Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catalpult’s senior management team, comprising operations director Tony Quinn, finance director Andrew Walls, and strategy and commercialisation director Steve Wyatt, took part in the Earth, Wind and Tyre Challenge.

The team cycling through seven of the country’s most spectacular wind farms, climbing over 4,000 metres on their way to Edinburgh, raising £2,519 for charity.

Tony Quinn said: “Many of the communities Renewable World work with have been severely affected by the largest earthquake to hit South East Asia in 80 years, with Nepal having special significance for me.

“I’ve visited twice, and love the country and its people. It is nice to think that turning the pedals a few times might contribute in some small way to rebuilding and renewing Nepal.”

Steve Wyatt added: “It was great to see so many colleagues from across our industry taking part in the cycle as well as raising awareness and supporting the great work of Renewable World.

“I’m sure we’ll all be back next year.”