Employees of a Big Yellow Self Storage facility in Swindon, England, recently took on the challenge of cycling the distance from London to Paris to raise funds to fight Cystic Fibrosis—all on exercise bikes. Three Big Yellow employees and three staffers from Robbins Removals joined forces to cycle a total of 212 miles in 16 hours and 40 minutes, raising more than £800 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
The feat was supported by Fit 4 Less, who donated two exercise bikes to be used during the challenge.
Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening, inherited disease affecting nearly 10,000 people in the United Kingdom, according to the Trust.
Big Yellow and Armadillo self-storage, which is now a part of the Big Yellow Group PLC, are providing the Trust with free storage space. The storage companies are involved in various fundraising activities, supporting the organization in raising funds and awareness, according to the Trust website, cysticfibrosis.org.uk.
Big Yellow operates 66 self-storage locations in the United Kingdom, with most concentrated in Greater London. The portfolio comprises 4.2 million square feet. Armadillo operates an additional 10 facilities.