Printed Date: 23/01/2018

GLL bosses cycle 500 miles across the country for Sport Relief

Cycling-mad bosses at GLL, the UK’s leading leisure charitable social enterprise, are showing they aren’t above getting stuck in as part of its goal of raising £500,000 for Sport Relief.

Senior managers from across the corporate divisions and 7 regions GLL operates in; will be joined by members, corporate and community partners riding up to 70 miles a day over eight days raising £22,500 for Sport Relief.

Starting in Belfast on Sunday 6 March, the ride travels through Carlisle, Kendall, Manchester, Taunton, Oxfordshire, Cambridge and finishes in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 13 March. 

Amongst those donning lycra for the #CycleYourselfBetter challenge is GLL MD Mark Sesnan. He said:

"Culminating in the last fundraising week ahead of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, GLL’s Cycle Challenge brings together our staff, partners and the community representing hundreds of people across the country who are getting active to raise money.

“Spanning our national leisure centres network and grass roots community sports projects, our ride celebrates how re-investment by a social enterprise changes lives for the better.

"Sport Relief is Britain’s biggest charity fundraiser and this year, our partnership is creating even more opportunities for people here in the UK, as well as abroad, in some of the poorest communities."

As part of GLL’s partnership with Sport Relief, 10,000 staff are joining customers as they walk, run, swim and cycle themselves proud.

GLL runs over 170 leisure centres across the country under its customer brand Better and encourages communities to take more exercise, more often. Cycling is a popular activity in the gyms it operates for those wanting to get fit and active - whatever their backgrounds, ages or fitness levels.

To find out more visit better.org.uk/sportrelief