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Woking Rotary Swimathon hits its tenth year

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at 10.17am

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Sunday saw the return of the Woking Rotary Swimathon to the Woking Pool in the Park for its 10th Year, once again sponsored by Trident Honda in Ottershaw. The event was inaugurated by the Mayor of Woking, Councillor Graham Cundy, who very kindly started the event and handed out the first round of medals.

The event, which has been sponsored by Trident since it was started in 2008, has so far raised over £110,000 for local Woking charities.

Richard Roberts, Managing Director of Trident, said:

It's great to be involved with the Woking Swimathon again this year. It is always a fabulous day, that is fun for all those that take part, whilst raising much needed funds for some great local causes.

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Trident are again one of the lead sponsors in this year's Woking Bikeathon taking place on May 10th, starting at Woking Leisure Centre, and raising money for local charities.

This year the Woking Bikeathon will again have a long route of 28 miles, a short route of 13 miles, along with a Kids' Bikeathon run off road exclusively within Woking Park, for those aspiring future Bikeathoners.

Richard Roberts, pictured on the left, said:

Trident are once again delighted to be a part of the Woking Bikeathon, having been involved now for around 25 years. The event is now organised by Woking Rotary with whom we have a superb relationship.

Trident is also the main sponsor of the Woking Swimathon, also run at the Pool in the Park in October each year.

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Woking Rotary Swimathon 2013

Thursday, 6 February 2014

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We realise that some months has passed since the 6th Woking Rotary Swimathon on Sunday 13 October 2013, without our having published details.

More than 270 people took part, with 48 teams of up to six, sponsored by family and friends to swim for 55 minutes each hour between 9am and 7pm at the Pool in the Park with the aim to raise up to £9000 for local charities. Each swimmer averaged between 10 and 20 lengths.

The annual event was started by the Mayor of Woking, Anne Roberts, and attended by Richard Roberts, Managing Director of Trident Honda who again sponsored this year's Swimathon. More than 35 volunteers helped out during the day.

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At the weekend over a thousand riders took part in the return of the Woking Bikeathon and the events return can only be described as a huge success!

The event was made possible by the sponsors, Trident Honda of Ottershaw & Weybridge, Bourne Valley Garden Centre, Barlow Robbins Solicitors and Freedom Leisure, working in conjunction with Woking Borough Council. Help was also provided by The Woking Advertiser, who came in as the event's media partner and were a great support throughout the build up to the event, as well as attending the event itself.

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On behalf of Rotary Club of Woking, the Managing Director of Trident Honda, Richard Roberts, and Rotary President Michael Watson, presented cheques totalling £13,000 to five local charities from the proceeds of generous public donations to last year's Swimathon 2012 sponsored teams event. Trident Honda, who have sponsored this annual fundraising event since its inception in 2008, has raised £62,000 over the last 5 years benefiting 19 local charities in Woking.

Richard Roberts, who has been lead sponsor for this fundraising event since its inception in 2008 was specially honoured in a 'This Is Your Life' presentation of his outstanding lifelong commitment to actively supporting numerous local charities and voluntary groups benefiting the whole spectrum of community life in Woking. Mr Roberts was presented with Rotary's highest international honour for exceptional public service, The Paul Harris Fellow Award.

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The Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

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We are very proud that last night our Managing Director Richard Roberts was presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, an award rarely given to someone outside of the Rotary organisation.

It was awarded for the many years of charity work and support given by Richard in his role both as Managing Director of Trident Garages and outside in his personal life. At the ceremony, attended by a number of Woking's charity organisations, Richard said:

I was delighted and humbled that The Rotary Club of Woking have honoured me with the award, when surrounded by so many people who give their time freely to so many great charities. Our ethos at Trident has always been to give back whenever we can to the communities we operate in, we have also made a conscious effort to continue through the tough times, as charities have been hard hit by organisations cutting their charity support. And it was particularly poignant to accept the award in Trident's 50th Anniversary year.

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Enter the Woking Bikeathon

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

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The Woking Bikeathon, sponsored by Trident, is being held on Sunday 12th May, 2013, with two routes both starting and finishing at Bishop David Brown School, Sheerwater.

Both routes go through New Haw and Chertsey, they then split with the longer route going through Egham, Chobham and Horsell, the short route returning to Woking via Ottershaw.

Monies raised from this event will go to the Woking and Sam Beare Hospices, The White Lodge Centre, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, The Children's Society, Woking Community First Responders and other Rotary Club of Woking charities.

Children may take part but must be accompanied by two adults.

To take part, please follow the link below:

Enter the Woking Bikeathon


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The Woking Bikeathon is Back!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

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In 2013 the Woking Bikeathon is going to make a return to the town. The Bikeathon, which was last run in 2011 and had previously run for over 20 years in the town, previously exclusively on behalf of Leukaemia Research, is being resurrected in 2013 for local charities.

The Rotary Club of Woking will be masterminding the event, with Terry Smith, the clubs events chairman saying:

It is coming back locally and will be supporting local charities. We are bringing the money back into the local community.

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Trident and the Woking Swimathon

Monday, 5 November 2012

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Once again Trident staff took part in the Woking Rotary's Swimathon, held on Sunday 14 Oct 2012 at the Pool in the Park in Woking. Team leader, Mary Spicer, writes:

The Swimathon was great fun and the Trident Turtles did 100 lengths between them, raising £356 in sponsorship. The Trident Turtles have now retreated into their shells for another year!

The good causes being supported this year are The Mayor's Charity Appeal, Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, Service by Emergency Rides, Canine Partners, Meath School, Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), The Park School, The Sanctuary and other local charitable needs.

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Get Set for the Woking Swimathon 2011

Thursday, 30 June 2011

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Preparation for the fourth annual Woking Swimathon is well underway and Trident Honda will sponsoring the event once again.

This charity event, organised by The Rotary Club of Woking, is taking place on Sunday 23rd October 2011 at Woking Pool in the Park from 9am - 6pm.

Everyone is invited to take part and previous teams have represented charities, families, friendship groups, churches, businesses and offices, shops, Scouts and Guides, Cubs and Brownies, swimming clubs, health clubs, schools and colleges. All money raised will be shared between the following charities:

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