Fitness fanatics from Npower Solihull cycled, hiked and paddled over 100km for Macmillan Cancer Support - The Solihull Observer

Fitness fanatics from Npower Solihull cycled, hiked and paddled over 100km for Macmillan Cancer Support

Sarah Mason 19th Aug, 2019   0

FITNESS fanatics from Npower Solihull cycled, hiked and paddled over 100km in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

An eight-strong team travelled along an ancient Roman monument to raise funds and mark the 15-year partnership between npower and the charity.

Starting from Newcastle and finishing in Carlisle, the team cycled 40km to Chollerford, followed by an 18km trek along Hadrian’s wall with 40 other npower employees.

During day two, the group walked a further 12km along the 1,892-year-old boundary wall and then took on a cycle and row challenge for 30km before crossing the finishing line in the Carlisle.




Finance programme control officer Kiran Samra said: “It was really challenging – the cycling in particular was the hardest, but I wasn’t going to let it beat me.

“I kept thinking people with cancer don’t quit, and I wasn’t going to either.


“By the end of the first day, I could barely put one foot in front of the other.

“When I woke the next morning I was really sore – I couldn’t believe we had more to hike, another cycle plus a paddle to finish it all off.

“Despite all the pain, it was humbling to know that we were doing this for a great cause and we’re all so proud of our partnership with Macmillan and what we’ve achieved together during the past 15 years.”

Kiran and her Solihull team contributed over £2,800 to the overall £14,000 raised for this challenge, which npower have matched pound for pound, taking the grand total raised to £28,000.

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