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With the Tour de Sez under way, and Group Chief Executive Officer Ken Acott cycling alongside 63 other riders, we've gone bicycle mad in celebration of National Cycle to Work Day. 

First Central Group employees in Guernsey, as well as their colleagues in Gibraltar, Manchester and Haywards Heath, have set themselves the task of cycling with Ken on every leg of his journey. 

The team in Guernsey has set up static bikes on the roof terrace in St Peter Port and the combined efforts of the group currently totals 669 miles so far (at the end of Wednesday 14th September).

The Tour de Sez team will each individually complete a 650-mile journey from St Malo to Bilbao in order to raise funds for the Sarah Groves Foundation.

For Cycle to Work Day, we closed our parking garage in Park Street and gave the space over to bike storage and a break room with swing ball, table tennis and music for employees to enjoy throughout the day. The management also provided free personal fitness monitors to all employees and fresh ingredients for smoothies using the office Nutribullets.

Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Mike Leonard, said: “First Central Group, along with 1ST CENTRAL and our Gibraltar-based insurance company Skyfire, has taken wellbeing to the core of the business. It is an intrinsic part of our everyday lives and goes well beyond the norm.

“Being able to cycle along with Ken and the Tour de Sez team, and embracing Cycle to Work Day, is a fantastic way to bring our offices together, support our colleagues and get fit.”

All employees taking part are also donating to the Sarah Groves Foundation.