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Back in the Saddle

A little saddle sore with a strained Achilles and very tired after his ‘little cycling challenge,’ Airport Energy’s operations manager Craig Heggie got back to work.

Every couple of years Craig sets himself a ‘crazy challenge’ to raise money for the Sebastian’s Action Trust. “It’s an amazing charity that I and some of you have supported since 2006,” said Craig. The following video explains how the charity came about and highlights the legacy of Sebastian Gates.

Earlier this month, a team of 10 set out to cycle 700 miles from Basingstoke to Paris and back again in just 5 days. Craig’s bike was fitted with a tracker so supporters, friends and family could follow the team’s progress live online.

“The whole week became a bigger challenge then we expected,” Craig told Fuel Oil News. “We had everything thrown at us – head winds, an 8 mile hill, 15 punctures, two broken spokes, thunder and rain.”

The Basingstoke to Paris team in Airport Energy sponsored shirts

The Basingstoke to Paris team in Airport Energy sponsored shirts

Seven out of the 10 completed the challenge in 4 days, 13 hours and 40 minutes with a average of 140 miles a day and to 15 hours a day in the saddle.

“On the plus side cycling down the Champs Elysées from the Arc de Triomphe was an amazing experience and, to date we’ve raised just over £9000, so a massive thanks to all those who supported us.

“If anyone wishes to personally sponsor me post event, please follow the link to my just giving page