Mike Mabey (left) hands over a cheque for £663 from Nottingham Trams Limited to take Dave Reid’s (right) total fundraising efforts up to £1,326
Tram Driver Switches To Pedal Power To Raise Funds For Charity
12 September 2017
Tram Driver, Dave Reid, has helped raise over £1,300 for charity after cycling 100 miles between the centre of London and Surrey Hills.
Dave, who can usually be found driving on Nottingham’s tram network, swapped his driver’s cab for a bike saddle to raise the funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, making the trip from the capital alongside other keen cyclists.
Having already raised £663 for his efforts, NET’s operating company Nottingham Trams Limited (NTL) matched Dave’s donations to take his total to £1,326.
Dave, who is from the Burton Joyce area, explained: “This was a tough challenge but one I’m very proud to have completed. It was really special being able to finish off the ride on The Mall after setting off from the Olympic Velodrome earlier in the morning.
“I’m delighted to have raised such a significant amount of money for such a worthy cause and I’d like to thank NTL and everyone who provided donations for their support.”
Dave hopes to take part in the ride again next year as well as taking part in The Viking Challenge off-road bike event this October to help raise money for Redmile Primary School near Bingham.
Mike Mabey, NET’s Head of Operations, added: “Cycling 100 miles is no mean feat and we’re very pleased to have helped Dave in his mission to raise funds for a charity that does such great work for so many people across the UK.
“We’re always pleased to hear about our staff’s achievements outside of work and Dave’s is certainly no exception. We look forward to supporting him with the challenges he has lined up for the future.”