SBS Completed Fundraising Marathon


The Financial Controller of Sustainable Building Services (UK) Limited, Steve Richards, has completed a mammoth cycle tour and marathon that aimed to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

He cycled 420 miles from Pontefract to Paris for two days and participated in the Paris Marathon the following day. On days four and five, together with 12 other fundraisers, he cycled back home. By the end of his five-day journey, Steve had covered almost 700 miles on two wheels, and 26.2 miles on foot. Collectively, the whole team cycled approximately 8,400 miles and ran nearly 160 miles.

In order to be able to finish the cycle ride and the marathon, Steve, just like the rest of the team, trained hard in some of the worst weather seen in years. Despite that, the team maintained excellent morale and the goal to meet the £10,000 fundraising target kept them motivated throughout.

“In the past I have done four Ironman races and I’ve ridden from Land’s End to John O’Groats but this was undoubtedly the hardest thing I’ve ever done. The final day was a true test of endurance as we were already so fatigued from both physical exertion and sleep deprivation, but we kept each other’s spirits up in the knowledge that we had beaten our fundraising target along the way,” said Steve.

Sustainable Building Services, as well as the sister company PermaRock Products, pledged £250. Overall, the team raised over £12,000, but they want to raise even more. If anyone is wishing to support the team’s fundraising efforts, they can do so by visit their JustGiving website:

The Sustainable Group (UK) Limited has offices in the North West, North Wales and the East Midlands, offering services such as new build, roofing, insulation, cyclical maintenance and the management of all related trades. Sustainable Building Services’ registrations and accreditations include ISO 9001, ISO 14001, 18001, Safe Contractor, Constructionline and Investors In People amongst others.


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