The North East’s planning and development community got on their bikes to raise over £600 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Over 40 people cycled the 26 mile lakeside way in the Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP) ‘Tour De Kielder 2014.’

picture 2This was the third time NLP has organised the cycle ride at Kielder and first to cross the finishing line was Martin Edwards from Shepherd Construction in 1hr 37mins 57 seconds

NLP first held the event in 2012 and it was one of a number of charitable events they undertook that year to mark the 50th anniversary of the company’s foundation, which also coincided with the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Newcastle office.

Over the course of 2012 NLP raised an impressive £16,000 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation from these activities.

Ian Kettlewell, associate director at Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners in Newcastle, said “Our ‘Tour de Kielder’ event is now firmly established on the calendar as an excellent opportunity to raise money for an excellent cause at the same time as keeping fit and cycling in an amazing setting.

“The great weather contributed to a great event and congratulations to all those who took part and raised £600 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.”

Sir Bobby launched his Foundation in 2008 to help find effective ways to detect and treat cancer. It funds projects, including the clinical trials of new drugs, that directly benefit patients from across the North East and Cumbria and which contribute significantly to international research into cancer.

Picture 1Pauline Buglass from the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation said: “We’re very grateful to everyone at NLP for their continued support.

“The money raised through their Kielder cycle ride will help us continue the work Sir Bobby began in 2008 and will directly benefit cancer patients in our region.

“Our thanks go to everyone who took part or contributed to the event.”