Scotframe sales chief to tackle mammoth cycle challenge

Malcolm Thomson

SCOTFRAME sales director Malcolm Thomson is poised to tackle a gruelling 158-mile cycle challenge in just one day to raise cash for charity.

Malcolm is part of a group of eight people from various UK timber frame firms taking part in the Structural Timber Association’s Coast to Coast challenge on Saturday 26th May.

The journey, from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Whitby in North Yorkshire, is likely to take around 12 hours to complete and includes the “infamous and extremely steep” Hardknott Pass. The group hopes to raise £5,000 for Children in Need and the Timber Trades Benevolent Society.

Malcolm said, “The route is one that is cycled by hundreds of people every year, but they usually do it in about three days rather than one, especially as there are some very hilly parts! We’ll be starting off very early in the morning, at about 5am, and if all goes well we hope to get to our destination in time for some well-earned dinner. We’ve passed the £4,000 mark now with our fundraising, so it would be a great boost if we could reach our target by the time we set off on Saturday.”

Malcolm will be joined by representatives from Oakworth Homes, Flight Timber, Lowfield Timber Frame and Timber Constructions.

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