North London independent garage owner Andy Savva (pictured below), whose Brunswick Garage business is one of the trade’s exemplar businesses, is embarking on a 190 mile cycle trip across Scotland to raise money for Comic Relief.
Andy is part of a team tackling the Ryman 2013 ‘Tour de Scotland’ Cycle Challenge, organised by the stationery and office products chain Rymans.
The team will cycle 190 miles through the Scottish countryside, to visit Ryman’s stores in St Andrew’s, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Falkirk, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh City Centre, Livingston, East Kilbride, Clydebank, Glasgow Byres road and Glasgow Union Street. Over the course of the two days the team will cycle up hills that, if all put together, will comprise a climb of more than 7,000 feet (Ben Nevis + Snowdon!!).
They will be taking their Red Nose Pens, too, which they are selling in Ryman and Robert Dyas stores for £1 each and every penny goes to charity.
Andy is also looking for support in his cycling effort. “Don’t worry,” he says, “I am not going to ask you to join the cycle challenge! We will sweat for charity but we’d love you to support us and help us raise thousands for our team alone! Please pledge as much as you can to our Team fundraising link on the Red Nose website. Thank you in anticipation for your support.”