Scots coaching officer prepares for £2k cycle for the charity that helped him

A SCOTS electrical coaching officer is making ready for a biking problem to lift funds for the business charity that helped him face his personal psychological well being points. 

Frankie Greig is practising to pedal 200 miles from Venice to Milan within the Italian Lakes Cycle Occasion 2023 to lift cash for the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC). 

The 41-year-old goals to achieve a fundraising goal of £2,200 by biking from the Adratic Coast by the well-known lakes of Como, Garda and Iseo, in Lombardy. 

Greig will climb greater than 750 metres, passing by searing plains and up forested hills on the trek in September. 

Frankie Greig will cycle 200 miles in Northern Italy to lift cash for EIC.

Talking within the newest situation of Scots journal CABLEtalk, Greig explains how he’s coaching his physique for the upcoming problem and the way his three children are a part of his drive. 

He says: “I nonetheless have a ton of labor to take action I’m taking private coaching classes and I’m additionally following a diet plan in addition to attending spin lessons to maintain the legs shifting. 

 “I do know there’s a tricky street forward, however I’ve to do it for the sake of my household and guarantee I’ve an extended and more healthy life.” 

The coaching officer has an in depth and private relationship with the charity he desires to lift cash for, as he acquired assist when struggling together with his personal psychological well being up to now. 

He feedback: “The EIC is great and helps so many individuals, and certainly helped me alone journey to higher well being and wellbeing,  

“I’ve been battling psychological well being points for various years and in addition misplaced my finest buddy to comparable points some years in the past, so it’s important for individuals to know that assist is on the market in the event you want it. 

“I wished to do one thing in return and in addition increase consciousness of melancholy, nervousness and suicide in our business.

“I’ve realized that it’s essential to take day out for your self and do the issues that you just take pleasure in; for me it’s my bike and after getting back from a protracted trip I really feel mentally refreshed and happier.” 

Greig oversees apprentices for the Scottish Electrical Charitable Coaching Belief (SECTT), which manages high-quality coaching on behalf of the Scottish Joint Trade Board (SJIB). 

SECCT and SELECT – Scotland’s largest commerce association- have donated to Frankie’s fund-raising efforts. 

Alan Wilson, Managing Director of SELECT, says: “We’re very completely satisfied as an organisation to assist Frankie in his problem, and we applaud his private braveness in being keen to talk out about points which typically, tragically, stay hidden. 

“{The electrical} sector, and the development business as a complete, has turn into far more conscious of the significance of psychological well being, particularly for the reason that pandemic, and has redoubled its efforts to assist our individuals and preserve their wellbeing. 

“Frankie has taken on an enormous job, however he has the center and spirit for it, and we’re certain he’ll meet his targets – and luxuriate in a pleasant cappuccino in Milan.”

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