Motus Commercials held its second opening event for its new site on Spinnaker Road, Gloucester on Friday 12th July, where customers and staff were invited to experience the new facilities, try out the latest DAF trucks in a Ride & Drive Fuel Challenge, attend presentations in the DAF Showtrekker and also take part in a charity bike ride.
A team of 13 cyclists, made up of customers and staff members, came together to raise money for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity, with an ambitious target of £1000.
Daniel Fitzjohn, Regional Director at Motus Commercials for the Western and Birmingham Regions, comments “We chose to raise money for the Great Western Air Ambulance because our region touches all of the area that it covers and we know we do have remote patches which our colleagues and customers like to explore. The charity does a great job so it was an ideal one to support.”
The ride started at Motus Commercials Swindon at 9am before taking a 59mile route through the Cotswolds and ending at the brand new 3acre Motus Commercials Gloucester site.
Daniel says, “The route was definitely a challenge for a group of such mixed abilities especially cycling through the Cotswold hills! However, with determination and a great support team I am pleased to say that all riders finished the route.
Motus Commercials are pleased to have not only completed the ride itself, with all participants making it over the finish line within a maximum of 4 hours riding time, but they also far-exceeded their ambitious £1000 target with donations for their chosen charity, the Great Western Air Ambulance, totalling £1283.14.
Daniel adds, “We are overwhelmed with the level of support that we have received and are happy to be able to present this sum of money to such a good cause. This whole event was about giving everybody an experience of the new site which we’re sure we achieved.
The feedback from customers regarding our new facility has been nothing but positive. We have 11 bays that can cater to all types of vehicles and operator requirements, plus an additional 4 of which are for LCV’s. We also have extended opening hours, running a full night shift four nights per week which increases our weekly opening times by 20 hours per week, to offer even greater improved service levels. The look and feel is very different to any other DAF sites too and with the new 2020 DAF corporate identity it’s a real fresh new look.”