We are incredibly proud of our AMP team for completing the London to Brighton cycle ride.

AMP hit the road for the London to Brighton charity cycle ride, and raised more than £7,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

The 30-strong AMP Dream Team joined some 28,000 cyclists who took part in this year’s event, getting on their saddles and riding the 54 miles from city to sea. The team, sponsored by Toshiba, included staff, family members, customers and representatives of suppliers.

AMP’s participation was part of the company’s 25th anniversary celebrations, and just one of the activities the company is undertaking over the year to mark its Jubilee milestone.

Polly McConachie, AMP director, said: “We have a few accomplished bikers among us, but most of us are novices and not been on a bike since childhood – which for some of us is many moons ago.”

She added: “However, it was a fantastic day and everyone entered into the spirit. People were extremely generous and we beat our initial fundraising target of £5,000, which looked quite a challenge at the outset. However, you can rest assured that if you give the AMP team a target they will beat it!”

The BHF London to Brighton bike ride is the longest established and best supported event of its kind in the world, starting at Clapham Common in South London and ending on Brighton’s seafront.

Some 750,000 people have completed the course in its 39 year history, raising more than £60million to to help fight heart disease.

Despite significant progress in recent years, heart disease remains the single biggest killer in the UK, claiming nearly 74,000 lives every year – more than 200 people every day.