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Leading Le Tour by Example


Neil Riley, Assistant Chief Executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, and Stuart Hindmarsh, STH Deputy Estates Director, are setting the example of being healthy at work and taking on the challenge of riding The Tour de France – the Capsticks’ Way on Friday 4th July, the eve of the Grand Depart in Leeds. 

They will be doing 190 km (118 miles) between Leeds and Harrogate and to help motiviate them, they are raising money for The Cathedral Archer Project.

The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has a Healthy Workplace policy and encourages staff to be active.  Neil accepted the challenge to show his staff that the management are fully behind the policy.

Neil says, “From… “I do a bit of cycling”…  to taking on the route of the first stage of the Tour de France has been a challenge !.The training has been going well, despite the absence of sunshine or warm weather, and demonstrates that even middle aged managers can benefit from the STH programme to improve staff health and wellbeing.”

The Cathedral Archer Project are delighted that Neil and Stuart have decided to support the homeless charity.  Tracy Viner, the charity’s marketing manager said, “It is quite a challenge they are undertaking.  Our clients are not always healthy or active but when they do get involved, we can really see the benefits and they start to feel more confident and take steps to change their lives, so we know being healthy and active is good for everyone.  I think this is a great example Neil and Stuart have set for their staff.”

They have both set up Justgiving pages:

Stuart Hindmarsh:

Neil Riley:          

Or you can send a cheque payable to The Cathedral Archer Project c/o CAP Tour de France, Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, Sheffield, S1 1HA

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