Jill Greenlees, IMRF Financial Controller, completed Ride the North at the end of August. This is a gruelling 175-mile, two-day cycle through the beautiful scenery of the Grampian Highlands in the North of Scotland. This is Jill’s story:
"A group of cycling buddies known as the ‘Stoney Scone Chasers’ (we live in Stonehaven and like scones*, especially after a cycle) decided to take on the challenge of Ride the North. Many months of training went into our preparation, with lots of hours in the saddle, including a 100 mile round trip with the ladies of the Stonehaven Cycling Club. I chose to fundraise for the IMRF, not only because I work for them and see, on a daily basis, the positive impact they are having throughout the world of Maritime SAR, but also I hoped that I would raise the profile of the IMRF. Knowing that lots of people were behind me over the two days, and that my pain was generating funds for a worthy cause, really did help and in total I raised over £442.50, more than double my target."
*A scone is a small lightly sweetened cake.