A group of 50 Edrington Group employees will this year embark on their third annual charity bicycle ride, cycling over 600km across Cambodia to raise funds for a local charity.
The group, known as the Edrington Charity Cyclists, includes global CEO Ian Curle.
Their chosen charity is M;Lop Tapang, which provides a safe haven for vulnerable children and support to those at risk of abuse. The cause was chosen by Edrington staff who were moved by their personal experiences at the shelter.
The Edrington Group are the owner of some of the leading Scotch whisky and rum brands in the world, including The Macallan.
Locally, Spirits Platform (who distribute The Macallan in Australia) will be putting on an event upstairs at Webster’s Bar in Newtown, with two virtual bike trainers provided by Zwift and two bikes by Livelo.
The trade are invited along to jump on the bikes and do their bit: for every kilometer pedaled, Spirits Platform will donate $5 to Edrington Charity Cyclists and M’Lop Tapang. There’s also a Macallan dram in it for you if you take part.
“We first started cycling for charity in 2015. Each year the number of participants has grown and we have raised more donations along the way,” commented Martin Reimann, Managing Director of Edrington for Asia Pacific & India.
“We feel incredibly privileged to be able to support such an inspirational charity in Cambodia and with Edrington ‘double matching’ all the money that is raised, we hope to make a meaningful impact to the lives of the children in M’lop Tapang’s care.”
The event will be held at Webster’s Bar, 323 King St Newtown on Tuesday 14 November (12-8pm).