Chairman of the Nathan Furniture Group, Nicholas Radford has revealed that he is taking part in the Furniture Makers’ Company’s bike ride to Bordeaux.
Nicholas, who joins more than 20 other riders, has a minimum target of £1,000, although he aims to raise £5,000 for the industry charity.
The gruelling 450 mile bike ride to the French wine capital takes place from 11 September, with the expected finish date on 16 September – meaning that they will cycle around 78 miles a day.
So far the overall total raised on the Furniture Makers’ JustGiving page is over £11,000, almost at its target of £15,000, whilst Nicholas has launched his own JustGiving page, which has currently raised over £500.
Commenting on the upcoming event, Nicholas said: “I’m looking forward to the bike ride enormously. I have never done anything like this before, so it is a little daunting, but it is great to step out of your comfort zone once in a while to see what you are really capable of.
“It is hugely motivating to think what a great cause it is for – encouraging young talent and providing people with what they need order in to have a successful career within the furnishings industry.”
Sponsoring the event is Axminster Tools & Machinery, B&Q, Blum, Burbidge Kitchens, CD UK, Cabinet Maker, Designer Contracts, Ercol, Furniture Village, KI, Knoll, Lectra, Silentnight and Tangent Furniture.
Ben Burbidge, master of The Furniture Makers’ Company said: “We hope to be waved off from the City of London by Christine Rigden, one of the Sheriffs of London, and pedal into Bordeaux to a civic reception in the wine-growing capital of France, having completed an incredible journey.”
To make a donation, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Nicholas-Radford1 and www.justgiving.com/fundraising/The-Furniture-Makers-Team.