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Team Technip Cycles for Leading Scottish Charity

06 August 2010

A team of budding cyclists from leading subsea engineering and construction company, Technip UK, are saddling up for a 180 mile charity fundraiser.

The 12 strong team from the Westhill-based company are hoping to raise a good amount for Cornerstone, a Scottish charity which provides social care and support services to adults, children and young people with disabilities.

The cycle – scheduled for the third week in August – will see the team, led by New Business Development Manager, Peter Nellany, set off from Ullapool on a two-day journey, with a stop off in Nairn, working back to Technip’s Westhill office.

Speaking about the challenge, Peter, said: “Technip has supported Cornerstone and its work for a number of years now, and with this being their 30th anniversary, we decided to really go for it with the cycle.

“The plan is to have one group completing the entire route, while another relay group takes turns, this will open up the field a bit allowing other less experienced cyclists to take part. We are hoping to raise as much money as possible along the way.”

Vanessa Smith, Cornerstone’s Regional Corporate Relations and Fundraising Co-ordinator, said: “We are extremely grateful to Technip for their ongoing support. We rely so heavily on the generosity of local companies and really appreciate the hard work that goes into making events like this happen.

“The Cycle Challenge not only helps us to enable to the people we support to enjoy a valued life but provides our supporters with a fun challenge and way to keep fit. Good luck to all involved.”

A static cycle challenge is also taking place in Technip's Westhill office on the Friday of the 'real' challenge. Members of staff are encouraged to cycle for 30 minutes in a relay fashion to match the guys' efforts on the road.

If anyone would like to sponsor the Technip team on their journey, please visit