ExxonMobil Fife employees raise funds in cycle challenge

More than forty employees from ExxonMobil's Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP) have saddled up for a 1,428-mile virtual cycle challenge, raising £2,000 for local not-for-profit group, Meedies Bike Club.

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ExxonMobil Fife employees raise funds in cycle challenge

The FEP Chain Reaction Challenge, led by the site’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Group, saw employees take turns cycling the distance from the Fife plant to the iconic Circuit de Monaco, home of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Divided into three legs, the journey “stopped” at a number of ExxonMobil sites, including ExxonMobil Fawley in Hampshire.

Run by a dedicated volunteer group of local riders, the club holds a unified mission, to promote cycling as a healthy and fun pursuit, as well as supporting children aged 4-18 in accessing bicycles, learning bike safety, and improving mental health through cycling.

Participants in the challenge were further encouraged by an exciting competition element that promised a prize of a £150 Decathlon voucher for the top mileage achiever.

Additionally, for every mile pedalled, participants gained an entry into a lottery for a £50 Decathlon voucher and a Hi 5 recovery products cycle pack. The team recording the highest collective mileage would also secure their spot in the FEP history books, in addition to winning protein bars and a trophy.

Topping the leaderboard was FEP Business Analyst, Fabian Gonzalez who rode an impressive 379 miles, followed by Operations Support Supervisor, Raymond Elliot, who contributed 289 miles to the challenge.

Fabian said: “We at ExxonMobil Fife are immensely proud to have participated in such a significant cause, which reinforces our broader commitment to community health. Personally, coming top of the leaderboard was the icing on the cake, although it was truly a team effort which we all worked hard for.”

He added: “The team is also delighted to announce that the bikes used in the challenge will be transferred to our on-site gym, making them accessible for all employees to further their physical health. The team are already eager to get back on the saddle!”