TEAM RENAULT TRUCKS GET ON THEIR BIKES TO KICKSTART TRANSAID ‘CYCLE SOUTH AFRICA’ ADVENTURE WITH TURBO TRAINER CHALLENGE
Team Renault Trucks – Nigel Butler (Commercial Director), Pete Murray (Network Truck and LCV Director) and Tony Owen (Transport Solutions Manager) – officially launched their campaign to ‘Cycle South Africa’, a challenging 300 mile cycle ride in March 2017 to support industry charity, Transaid.
The launch event, a turbo trainer challenge at Renault Trucks’ UK headquarters in Warwick, was timed to coincide with the company’s Cycle to Work day, supported by Evans Cycles.
Cheered on by crowds of employees, Nigel, Pete and Tony - all wearing official Team Renault Trucks cycling gear - set themselves a collective target of 100 miles in 90 minutes.
To vary the intensity, Tony added in several interval training bursts to represent the mix of terrains they will face in South Africa. Averaging 24 miles an hour on the turbo (a device that enables the bike to be cycled while stationary), Team Renault Trucks successfully went the distance.