A team from Linlithgow firm DB Group are preparing to pedal alongside Olympian Sir Chris Hoy when they take part in a charity cycle aimed at tackling homelessness.

The event will take place on Sunday the 5th of September and will see DB Group’s Paul Farrell, Ian Pritchard and Kirsty Christie take part in the Break the Cycle challenge.

Sir Chris Hoy will be leading the 60-mile cycle to help raise £1 Million to support plans to build two new Social Bite Villages, with target cities of Glasgow and London, as well as Social Bite’s mission of ending homelessness.

Head of DB Water, Kirsty Christie said, “We are delighted to be taking part in the upcoming Social Bite Break the Cycle challenge. It is a great opportunity to raise funds for a fantastic cause and we look forward to pedalling alongside Sir Chris Hoy and many others on September the 5th.”

Setting off from the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, the team will be pedalling 60 miles across Scotland’s central belt and crossing the finish line in Edinburgh – just along from Social Bite’s flagship Village in Granton.

All of the funds raised will help in expanding the Social Bite Village initiative in the two new cities as well as on projects that help “Break the Cycle” of homelessness.

The Social Bite Village is an innovative, supportive community for up to 20 people affected by homelessness at any one time. The purpose of the project is to bring vacant land back into use and to build a village with beautiful, prefabricated housing and a community hub.

As well as taking part in the cycle, DB Group plan to have an online auction for staff to help raise more funds.

For more information or to donate, please visit breakthecycle.enthuse.com/profile

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