West Country to Westminster!
Dougie Smith is our Warehouse Manager extraordinaire. A member of the team since 2007, Dougie has personally overseen the quality checking and despatch of thousands of boots and shoes in all shapes and sizes to all parts of the globe.
On 30th July 2017, Dougie and his mate Rob, (both spritely and active 50- somethings!) are taking part in the Prudential RideLondon event in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. The route will cover various parts of London and some stunning Surrey countryside.
They chose Macmillan Cancer support as both have sadly lost people to cancer, and MacMillan were wonderfully supportive to Dougie’s family when his mother was diagnosed.
So, why a cycling challenge? Well, the chaps initially took up cycling in a bid to maintain their fine physiques!
“I have always kept myself fit,’ Dougie tells us, “I cycled as a child but when I joined the army I stopped and only took it up again last year after a knee replacement. It’s a great way to keep fit, and Rob and I decided to challenge ourselves for a good cause having enjoyed cycling days out on the open roads last summer.”
Despite initial surprise from their wives and children - “Kath thought I was mad!”- the fundraising has now become a family affair with Kath and Rob’s wife, Sharon, both joining in the fundraising effort.
The 7 hour non-stop event takes place on July 30th. Dougie hopes this will inspire others to get out there, have some fun and raise some money, especially his two sons!
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