Gladiator Geoff gets back on his bike for Bart
...and raises £700 for charity
Team Gladiator aft pedestal grinder, Geoff Povey, recently completed a solo cycle challenge.
Geoff, who couldn't remember the last time he got on a bike, was challenged by his team-mates to cycle 26km in aid of the Andrew Simpson Foundation.
With team-mates sponsoring him £1 per kilometre, the pot quickly got to £350 and there was no going back. It was “ on yer bike Geoff!”
On completing the challenge Geoff and the lads were pleased to learn that his effort had qualified for Team Gladiator sponsor Langley Holdings’ match funding scheme and the £350 raised was duly doubled to £700.
The Andrew Simpson Foundation is close to the hearts of the Gladiator team, particularly so tactician Iain Percy, who sailed alongside Andrew “Bart” Simpson to bring home gold for Team GB in the 2008 Olympics.
Geoff: “It was good to get back in the saddle to help raise funds for such a worthy cause and I can’t wait to find out what the team have in mind for my next challenge!”
About the Andrew Simpson Foundation
The Andrew Simpson Foundation gives thousands of young people life changing opportunities on the water by delivering a range of activities through their community sailing programmes, volunteer training and grants.
About Gladiator Sailing Team
In common with all Langley businesses, the group sponsored Gladiator Sailing Team represents the very best technology in its field, attracts highly talented can-do people and conducts itself with the highest standards of integrity.
About Langley Holdings
Langley Holdings plc is a globally operating, multi-disciplined engineering and industrial manufacturing concern, principally providing capital equipment technologies to diverse markets around the world. Langley businesses are either outright market leaders or occupy strong niche positions in their respective fields, providing advanced technologies in a solutions based approach.
The group was established in 1975 by the current Chairman, Mr Tony Langley, and remains in family ownership. Following the acquisition of Marelli Motori in May 2019, the group comprises 6 divisions based in Germany, France, Italy and the UK, with a substantial presence in the United States and more than 80 subsidiaries in the Americas, Europe, the Far East and Australasia, employing around 5,000 people worldwide.