This week, as part of the Tour de Office fundraising campaign at Simons National Carriers at their head office in Carole Park on the outskirts of Brisbane, two Diesel Magazine staff put in a few kilometres for a good cause. The event was part of the company’s contribution to events in Truckweek.
Editor, Tim Giles, managed a creditable 19.3 km on the stationary bicycle in the 30 minutes allowed, while, journalist, Chris Smith came in with a 13.47 km finish. So far, Simon’s Managing Director, David Simon leads the money raised leaderboard with over $4000 raised for charity. He managed to complete 21.6 km in his 30 minute stint.
$55,000 has been raised at the ten organisations involved in the national event. The Tour de Office cycling challenge enables companies all around Australia to raise funds for a number of charities, including the Heart Foundation,The Kids’ Cancer Project, Mummy’s Wish, Courier Mail Children’s Fund, Cerebral Palsy League, Diabetes Queensland/Australia, Ronald McDonald House and the Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund.
All over the country a number of stationary bikes were set up in offices and the entire event is streamed live via webcam, so friends, family, colleagues and sponsors can catch all the action.