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gaft charity bike ride

The Grain & Feed Tour Charity Bike Ride 2018 began on 19th June and is now in its final few days. The relay race has covered the whole of the UK, as participants from the farming industry have cycled different legs of the tour to raise money for the Farming Community Network, which helps farmers and their families in tough times. With our parts of the relay now out of the way, we are now looking forward to seeing how much money is raised for the charity and the impact that it will have.

Cultura and Primetics Carried Out Two Legs of the Relay in Ipswich and Chorley

We at Primetics and our parent company Cultura were delighted to take part in this year’s bike ride. The baton was handed over to the Primetics team at our office in Ipswich on 3rd July, to be taken to the next stop off of point. The Chorley leg of the ride then took place on 24th July, with members of the Primetics and Solentra teams braving the heat to carry the baton to the next handover point on the route, the ForFarmers site in Preston.

We’d like to congratulate all of the riders across the country who have taken part, and battled through the scorching temperatures we’ve had so far this year. It’s been great seeing the commitment from everyone across all of the UK’s farming community – it’s all for a great cause, of course!

gaft bike ride

Donations Reach £25,000

The money raised by the bike ride will be donated to the Farming Community Network, which provides vital support for UK farming families who have fallen on hard times.

Donations have now surpassed £25,000, which is fantastic news for the charity. However, with a couple of days left of the bike ride, there is still time to donate to this important cause. You can donate via the JustGiving page here.

The Importance of Community

Farming can be a tough trade, subject to the elements and market fluctuations. The rural location of farms can also often leave members of the farming community feeling isolated, particularly if they are going through a difficult time. Not only is it great that the FCN provides specific, tailored support for farming families, but events such as the bike ride are also great for bringing the agricultural community together.

Many of the challenges facing farming are faced by everyone in the sector – and it is by fostering a sense of community and working together to solve issues that we can overcome. The bike ride has brought people together from all areas of the agricultural sector – and has been great fun as well!

We wish the final cyclists all the best for the last few legs of the bike ride and can’t wait to see the final amount raised.