INEOS Tour de France Presentation

INEOS and Petroineos employees cycle 400,000 km and help raise money for local charities FVDS (Forth Valley Disability Sport), Cycling without Age and Maggie's Forth Valley

  • 900 INEOS/Petroineos employees took part in a challenge to ride the Tour de France race distance for charity. Teams covered the same distance as the Tour over the same stages in July.
  • Three INEOS/Petroineos teams at the Grangemouth site raised €1000 each for Forth Valley Disability Sport, Cycling without Age and Maggie's Forth Valley.
  • Teams from INEOS offices across the globe have raised over €31,000 for important causes close to their sites.
  • Combined efforts have equated to participants cycling 400,000 km, equivalent to more than ten times round the planet!
  • "Maggie's Forth Valley is delighted to have received fantastic support from INEOS. The money INEOS has donated will help us provide our free programme of support to those people in our community living with cancer including their family and friends. We are pleased that INEOS have decided to get active and raise funds for local charities like ours that rely so heavily on the support of our community to continue. Thank you!", Cristina Pouso, Centre Fundraising Manager, Maggie's Forth Valley.

INEOS Tour de France Presentation

INEOS has today presented cheques for €1000 each to representatives from three charities after joint teams of INEOS/ Petroineos cyclists from the Grangemouth site raised money by riding 40,000km during the Tour de France race this summer.

In all, 900 employees from across INEOS sites worldwide have completed a combined total of 400,000 km to raise €31,000 for local charity groups. That is the equivalent of cycling more than ten times around the planet.

Teams from across INEOS aimed to match the same kilometres for each stage of the Tour De France on each of the 23 days in July. They achieved this, more than doubling the kilometres required to complete the INEOS Challenge.

By combining cycling for pleasure and daily commutes, teams from Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, the US and the UK have racked up thousands of kilometres, whilst raising money for local charities. INEOS donated €1,000 to the local charity of choice for each team that completed the challenge.

"Forth Valley Disability Sport would like to say a huge thank you to INEOS for their support. The money INEOS has donated will help us provide sporting and physical activity sessions for people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities in our community." said Graham Harvey, Branch Coordinator Forth Valley Disability Sport.

Cristina Pouso, Centre Fundraising Manager, Maggie's Forth Valley said, "Maggie's Forth Valley is delighted to have received fantastic support from INEOS. The money INEOS has donated will help us provide our free programme of support to those people in our community living with cancer including their family and friends. We are pleased that INEOS have decided to get active and raise funds for local charities like ours that rely so heavily on the support of our community to continue. Thank you!"

Terry Banham, HR Director at the INEOS site at Grangemouth and member of the Grangemouth 2 team said: "For the second consecutive year, teams of employees from INEOS and Petroineos at Grangemouth have risen to the challenge of not just matching the kilometres ridden by the professional cyclists during the Tour de France, but exceeding it by a considerable margin. Just like last year, we are delighted to be able to recognise this truly tremendous team effort by making donations to three charities local to our site selected by the team members."

INEOS is a part of the latest cycling technology used by many of the teams in the Tour de France. The company produces chemicals necessary to make carbon fibre, which is used extensively to produce more rigid and responsive bike frames, improving cycling performance. From brake shoes and callipers, to tyres, frames, forks, clothing, shoes, helmets, and glasses, INEOS has played a role in their production.

Press Contact

INEOS Grangemouth: David East, Communications Manager 01324 476948
INEOS: Richard Longden (+41) 21 627 7063 – (+41) 79 962 61 23

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