EMCOR UK’s “Tour de Wellbeing” Virtual Cycling Race Goal of Raising £55,000 Represents 55,000 People Diagnosed Annually with Breast Cancer in the UK


EMCOR UK has been raising money---surpassing its goal of £55,000, representing the 55,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK annually---for Breast Cancer Care as part of EMCOR UK’s first annual Tour de Wellbeing, a virtual cycling race held 4-26 July, 2015. The exciting finale will be held 2 October at the Olympic Velodrome, Lee Valley Velopark, London.

A total of 54 cycling teams representing EMCOR UK employees, customers, and suppliers participated in 55-minute virtual cycling heats in EMCOR UK’s Tour de Wellbeing. The top five teams - from AWE, BAE Systems, Birketts, Mercer, and Rexel – will compete during the 2 October finale. The winning team will be awarded £1,000 to donate to the charity of its choosing.

Already deemed a success on several measures in its inaugural year, EMCOR UK’s Tour de Wellbeing has already surpassed its goal, raising an impressive £56,000 to date for Breast Cancer Care and, in the process, awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early screening. Additionally, as a result of the teams having raced a combined distance of 1,800km, the event has helped promote wellbeing, a state in which individuals are able to realise their own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life and work productively.

Keith Chanter, CEO, EMCOR UK, who will be open the 2 October EMCOR UK Tour de Wellbeing finale, commented:

“EMCOR UK has been a passionate supporter of breast cancer awareness and screening for over a decade – it’s a cause that’s very close to our hearts. EMCOR UK employees, customers, and suppliers are what make us the business we are, which is why I’m delighted to draw all these aspects together and see EMCOR UK’s Tour de Wellbeing become a real success in its inaugural year. As a huge cycling fan, I’m very much looking forward to opening the finale of the Tour de Wellbeing on 2 October, at the iconic Lee Valley Velodrome. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet ex Team GB cyclists, understand more about wellbeing, network, and participate in various cycling activities.”

Sara Rees, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Breast Cancer Care, stated:

“We're incredibly grateful for the support of everyone at EMCOR UK, and want to say a huge ‘thank you’. Raising £56,000 in less than a year is a fantastic achievement, and they’ve been highlighting vital messages about being breast aware, too. All their efforts will help us be there from day one for anyone affected by breast cancer.”