Biochemica’s Warehouse Manager puts his foot to the pedal for charity

Biochemica UK Ltd’s Warehouse Operations Manager is raising money for a local charity by undertaking not one, but two gruelling Coast-to-Coast cycling challenges.

Dave Thomas, who is based at the water management specialist’s head office in Billingham, has already completed the first of his Coast-to-Coast rides, cycling 170 miles from Morecambe to Bridlington following the scenic Way of the Roses route.

The second journey will take place from 20th September and will see Dave travel the picturesque Sea to Sea route, 140 miles from Whitehaven to South Shields over four days. Both challenges are in aid of Zoe’s Place in Middlesbrough, a hospice for babies and infants with life-limiting conditions and terminal illnesses.

Commenting, Dave said: “Zoe’s Place is a very special centre which offers a unique environment and palliative respite for babies and young children that suffer from life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, and their families. As one of only two baby hospices in the country, some close friends of mine benefitted from the local facilities and after seeing the great work Zoe’s Place did for them, I wanted to help.

“Many of the staff at Biochemica take part in charity activities outside of work, and we are often involved in events as a corporate team. We all support each other greatly to help raise funds and awareness of our chosen causes, so I am confident that Zoe’s Place will receive the generous donation it deserves.”

On the Sea to Sea leg of his double challenge, Dave will accompany Tadea-UK’s 20-strong team, which has a target of raising £2,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance. The charity will also receive at least £100 from Dave’s fundraising total, which sat at £1,000 after his first ride.

If you would like to help boost Dave’s fundraising efforts, you can make an online donation which will go direct to Zoe’s Place by clicking here. Companies making donations will also be able to claim Corporation Tax Relief on the donation amount.

Words of support can also be directed to Biochemica’s LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages, where you can also find updates on Dave’s progress and photos from his expeditions.

Biochemica's Warehouse Operations Manager Dave Thomas starts his Coast-to-Coast challenge

Warehouse Operations Manager Dave Thomas at the start of his first Coast-to-Coast rides

For further information about Biochemica UK Ltd, please continue to explore the website, call 08455 045440 or email To learn more about Zoe’s Place, visit