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The Pinder 200 is Club Insure’s fundraising challenge for 2023. The team will be raising money for Prostate Cancer UK by cycling from our new Leeds office to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.
Club Insure and The Romero Group forged a relationship with the Prostate Cancer UK in 2019. And following our successful Coast2Coast cycle ride from Morecambe to Bridlington in 2021, the team wanted to up their game. The Pinder 200 will be a 200 mile cycle ride in memory of Club Insure Director, Lloyd Pinder, taking place on 2nd & 3rd June 2023.
Fundraising throughout the year, the team’s goal will be to raise £10,000 for this fantastic charity.
Our friend and partner Kevin Sinfield recently stopped in to wish our #Pinder200 riders good luck on their mammoth challenge. He also offers some essential tips to our riders, learned from his marathon fundraising experiences.
As well as an excellent ambassador for the MND Association, Kevin has previously fundraised and shown support for Prostate Cancer UK. With Kevin’s blessing, we hope to raise as much as we can for Prostate Cancer UK.
The route will begin at our new office, named Lloyd Pinder House (LS19 7ZA) and finish at the Stadium of Light (SR5 1SU). We’ve selected the Sunderland AFC stadium as the finish line because Lloyd was a huge fan of the black cats.
The 200 miles begins in North Leeds crossing over to York and through North Yorkshire, stopping at Lloyds home village of South Milford. Then continuing through Pocklington & Driffield before reaching the coast at Bridlington. The team will then cycle up the coast to Scarborough, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby before crossing the inlet at Middlesborough and continuing up the coast to the Stadium of Light.
The challenge will take two days, with the journey and times mapped out and available for anyone who wants to cheer us on. The team will depart from Lloyd Pinder House on Friday 2nd June 2023, and complete the trip on Saturday 3rd June.
Lloyd Pinder sadly passed away in September 2020.
At just 44 years of age in 2016, Lloyd Pinder found out he had advanced prostate cancer, with a five-to-ten-year prognosis. Over the latter four years, he helped raise an incalculable amount of funds for prostate cancer research – around £60,000 by walking in the Leeds March for Men every June, as well as much more through other fundraising efforts and spreading awareness.
We are determined to keep his memory and his philanthropic spirit alive. Club Insure donates a percentage of our profits every year to Prostate Cancer UK.
“Losing Lloyd was devastating to all of us. We couldn’t sit idly by and let countless more men go through what he did. That’s why I wanted to do something together with the fantastic team I have around me to give back even more to the charity.” – Justin Romero-Trigo.
The Coast2Coast 2021 was the start of our huge annual campaigns to commemorate the memory of Lloyd and help to spread awareness and save lives. The Pinder 200 challenge of 2022 involves a huge team effort and is our biggest undertaking yet.
The Pinder 200 cycling team comprises of many of those who took part in 2021’s Coast2Coast. And though all of Club Insure and The Romero Group will be coming together to celebrate the event, this is the starting line-up we will be relying on.
The Pinder 200 team from Club Insure and The Romero Group includes our CEO Justin Romero-Trigo and Managing Director Simon Mabb alongside Schemes Manager Daniel Cracknell, Account Executive Matt Togher, Business Development Executive Nick Howell and Broker Billy Wakefield.
The breadth of cycling experience amongst the team cannot be understated, however the cyclists can no longer call themselves novice riders after their huge 173 mile Coast2Coast achievement.
Managing Director and Pinder 200 team member, Simon Mabb said that before the Coast2Coast it had been “almost 15 years since I was last in the saddle,” and he is “looking forward to getting back on two wheels; it’s all in memory of a man who I’m proud to have called a friend.”
Please consider supporting us by donating
We have set up a donation link in the lead up to the big ride. The ambitious goal of £25,000 will be matched by Club Insure through their annual commitment, donated to Prostate Cancer UK.
“I’m proud that so many of Lloyd’s friends and colleagues have risen to the challenge, and I hope that together we’ll do Lloyd proud.” – Justin Romero-Trigo