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cycleplan insure 300 Dobbies staff for 150th anniversary ride!

We’re delighted to be partnering with Dobbies Garden Centre to insure nearly 300 of their staff as they take on a 2,000 mile cycle ride as part of the celebrations for the company’s 150th anniversary.

The ride will start and finish in the company’s headquarters at Melville Nursery in Edinburgh, but the tour will visit each of the 35 stores around the UK.

We caught up with Stuart Wright, Property Director of Dobbies Garden Centres who said: “It’s fantastic that we’re being covered by such a cycling insurance powerhouse such as cycleplan. It allows our employees to take part in the ride with complete peace of mind that should an accident happen, cycleplan have got us covered. With cycleplan offering such a competitive price, it also allows our employees to be insured for the full year, which will hopefully encourage us all to get out on our bikes this summer.”
John Woosey, Managing Director of cycleplan said: “We are really proud to be insuring such a long-standing, respected company such as Dobbies. The fact that they are still in business after 150 years of trading is testament to their strength in the gardening industry. We hope that this ride inspires some of their employees to take up cycling regularly this summer.

To further celebrate the milestone this year, Dobbies will be hosting a number of other events at garden centres across the country, including a Ladies Garden Party, with entry only £1. All ticket proceeds will be donated to their National Charity Partner, The Wildlife Trusts.

To sponsor the riders, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/company/Dobbies where you can select which store you wish to sponsor.

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