So it’s been a long time in the making but I have finally got around to writing my first blog post.
A lot has been happening behind the scenes here at Rubb – if you’re reading this then you have inevitably seen our recent involvement in the Bike for Bobby Challenge via #teamrubb.
#teamrubb was originally set up to give back to local charities by undertaking various “challenges” whilst utilising the Rubb Buildings brand as a platform to collectively promote, socialise and back what should be an enjoyable experience and memory for all involved.
Bike for Bobby was our first venture; a 40 mile bike ride around Newcastle and Northumberland for The Robbie Elliott Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to raising money for charities involved in the research and treatment of cancer. The charities that will be benefiting from this particular venture will be The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
As you can imagine it didn’t take long for the competitive nature to come out amongst the team, with some members secretly dieting and some sneaking in extra training runs and some even throwing around a little bit of “smack talk”, but it was all taken as it was meant, in good fun and overall it added to the spirit of the team.
Our first #teamrubb training ride was at Keilder Water on the The Lakeside Way route. This is a modest 26 mile route that should be and I quote “an easy route to blow the cobwebs off.” Well somebody did a great job selling that route because easy wouldn’t be the word I would have used to describe it. Nevertheless despite seeing four different seasons of weather in a few hours, we did see some stunning views along with a couple of deer and unfortunately one member of the team in some really bad lycra!
kielder reservoir B4B Training
Another training run saw #teamrubb take on a section of the coast to coast route. With a couple of collisions between team members and someone’s seat falling off, I was starting to wonder if this was such a good idea. However once people picked themselves up and after some world class Rubb engineering, we managed to handle our repairs and peddled on.
Over all we had gear failures, punctures, brake failures, wrong turns, savage midge attacks and a couple of crashes but most importantly we had our first outing as #teamrubb. If nothing else a good laugh and hopefully a first of many more outings.
Although we have yet to count the final sum, early indications are that we have met our target of £1,500. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported us.
Bike for bobby pit stop
Members of Team Rubb
Team photo after finishing the bike for bobby bike ride
There will be more blog posts to come: some serious, some laid back and hopefully some that will make you laugh. I hope, where I can, to give an honest behind the scenes view on what we are doing at both a business and personal level.
Lastly a big thank you to all our jersey sponsors…
Rubb Buildings UK – Rubb Buildings Ltd is a world leader in the design and manufacture of custom made bespoke relocatable and permanent engineered fabric building structures
Airowsafe – Electrical contractor
F1 PCD – F1 Signs and Digital is a forward thinking sign company based in Team Valley, Gateshead employing staff with a vast knowledge and many years of experience in the sign industry.
KJ Dressing Room – Affordable high end fashion boutique selling, dresses, bags and accessories for everyone.
De-fleet Services – De-Fleet Services offers the complete vehicle repair and refinishing service, catering for all aspects including car, van, motorcycle, marine, plant and commercial vehicle repair.
Nut Shell Covers – Personalised phone covers
Rotational Engineering – Rotational Engineering specialise in mould tool making and fine limit sheet metal work
Making you social – Making U Social Durham offers you proven business development strategies that will make your life easier.
Musette Bicycle Club – The Musette Bicycle Club was set up in June 2013 as a way of bringing the legendary “Cafe Stop” to the internet. Based in the North East of England, we have always felt there was a gap between the racers and the recreational riders.
Until the next time thanks for reading….