Executives get on their bikes

TT Electronics' Richard Tyson and Mark Hoad.
TT Electronics' Richard Tyson and Mark Hoad.

Executives from an electronics company in Bedlington have helped to raise more than £25,000 for good causes.

TT Electronics’ chief executive Richard Tyson and chief finance officer Mark Hoad took on a 250-mile cycle ride, raising more than £10,000 through donations.

The business has agreed to add to the funds to the tune of one-and-a-half times the total.

Half of the amount will now go to Macmillan Cancer Support, and the rest will go to local community projects supported by the four TT sites that the ride linked up.

The epic cycle took place in June, linking the company’s sites from Northumberland to Wales.

Richard and Mark joined the bike ride, from the Bedlington premises in Northumberland to a facility in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.

Then together with nine other team members, they carried on cycling for two more days, visiting further TT Electronics UK sites in Fairford in the Cotswolds and Rogerstone in South Wales, clocking up a total of 250 miles.

“Mark and I were delighted to join our team for the ride,” said Richard.

“We had a few challenges along the way, but the incredible support, fantastic team spirit and some wonderful routes through amazing countryside kept Mark and I pedalling to the end.

“Thank you to everyone for the generous donations.

“Raising more than £25,000 for some fantastic causes pulled us all through and made the pain worthwhile.”