Doncaster based Intastop, a manufacturer of products that protects doors, people and places is embarking on a Coast to Coast journey with a difference.

The team are taking on the 182-mile challenge in aid of the British Heart Foundation.  Sarah Barsby, Marketing Director said: “Our founder John Hills, still an intrinsic member of the Intastop family, has had and, survived three heart attacks.  We therefore greatly appreciate the work the British Heart Foundation does and are really active in our fundraising responsibilities, with this charity being one that we are particularly close to.”

“We decided to do the ‘Coast to Coast bike ride with a difference’ to enable John to take part whilst hopefully raising copious amounts of money for the charity.”

The team will not actually be venturing more than a few feet from their desks, in the head office based at Kelham Industrial Estate, in order to complete the challenge.  Instead they have drafted in a static exercise bike that will take pride of place in the company’s reception area and which will be home to x members of staff for two days.  The team aim to complete the 182-mile trip within 16 hours during their working day.

“Fundraising forms a big part of our company and we are often doing bake sales, dressing up or even scaling the Yorkshire three Peaks but I think this is the most challenging activity we have undertaken in more recent years,” said Sarah.  “I am not a cyclist however; we all play our part so I will be donning my sports gear to raise to the challenge!”

Founder John Hills will also be taking part and cycling a minimum of 10 miles along with the rest of the Board and team members.  The British Heart Foundation have heard of the challenge and will be sending along ‘Hearty,’ their mascot, for some moral support.

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