Simon, along with Simon Goodger who works in our fleet admin department, had just cycled all the way from Stoke’s bet365 stadium to the King Power stadium to raise money for Stoke City’s Community Trust.
The two Simons were among 51 riders – raising at least £150 each in sponsorship – who cycled the 68 miles between the two grounds.
Total Motion also supported the fundraising effort by donating two VIP tickets for the Legends Lounge at the King Power. The tickets, which were bid for via a silent auction, went to lifelong Stoke City supporter John Hield and his 17-year-old son, George.
Their match day VIP hospitality package included a behind the scenes tour of the stadium and a three course meal as well as half-time and post-match refreshments.
John, an IT manager from Stoke, said: “I’ve been a Stoke City fan since I was eight and George and I are both season ticket holders.
It’s a great auction prize and it’s the first time we’ve ever been to the King Power.”
Supported by the Community Trust, alongside its partners Listers and KMF Limited, the cyclists set off from Stoke at 7.45 am, arriving in Leicester in time for the 3pm kick-off.
All the Potteries-based participants got a match ticket for the away end and a lift back home, as well as lunch en route, snacks, branded shirt, goody bag and finishers’ medal.
Both Simons thoroughly enjoyed the bike ride, and of course, watching Leicester secure another three points in a thrilling encounter which finished 2-0 to the Premier League Champions.
Simon Hill said: “It was a great result all round. From a Leicester supporter’s point of view it was brilliant to see my team get another win, but the day itself was a huge success, raising money for a very worthwhile cause.”
Stoke City’s Community Trust delivers an extensive range of activities and support programmes which raise the hopes and aspirations of people of all ages, abilities and social backgrounds.
Community Trust Fundraising officer Steve Hunt, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who took part for all their support. The money they’ve raised will be distributed to various causes who have applied to us for grants.”