Copper Consultancy clients, National Grid and Siemens Energy, are supporting Marie Curie and Mind. 

While working on the Hinkley Point C Connection Project, the National Grid and Siemens Energy team have cycled over 350 miles in four days to raise money for terminal illness support charity, Marie Curie, and mental health charity, Mind. 

The six-man team started the cycle on 1 July in Heaton, Newcastle and finished four days later in Sandford, Somerset – where a brand-new substation is being built as part of the Hinkley Connection project. The 351-mile route went through busy cities and towns on the way, including Birmingham, Rotherham, Derby, Gloucester, and Bristol. 

The team included National Grid’s Hinkley Connection Project Director, James Goode, and Siemens Energy Head of Transmission Systems (UK), Mark Tiernan. 

On completing the challenge, James Goode commented: 

“It was an absolute pleasure to successfully finish over 500km of cycling for such worthwhile causes. A huge thank you to everyone involved and for the generosity of those who helped us raise the money.” 

Mark Tiernan said after the event: 

“It was a tough few days of riding, but knowing it was all for a good cause helped the team pull through together.” 

The motivation behind supporting these worthwhile causes was close to the hearts of all involved, helping to power the team over steep hills and across tough terrain. The six riders were followed by two support drivers who provided food and drink and resolved any problems with the bikes. 

The team ended the ride on a high, having raised over £12,000, which will be shared with the two charities to support their valuable work.