On Sunday 12th July 2015, colleagues from integrated property services and project delivery specialist Styles&Wood, took on the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride. The team comprised Richard Croll, Tony Lenehan, Andy Shaw, Nathan Astley, Lee Grant, Amy Neville, Karen Morley, Paul Lonsdale, Mike Williams, Matthew Thorpe and Sharon Arts.
The team set off together at 9.30am from a cloudy Manchester, hoping the weather would hold off for the 62 mile ride ahead. The ride was tough for the novices in the group, with the roads winding through Leigh, Wigan, up towards Leyland, straight onto Preston and finally hitting the coast at Lytham St Annes. With some hills along the way, the team climbed to a total of 500m taking in the sights of the countryside and coastline.
When our cyclists finally got within 10 miles of Blackpool, the sun was shining but the wind was strong along the coast and it was a battle to the finish line.
The fastest finishers were Richard Croll and Nathan Astley who finished in 4 hours 30 mins; followed by Tony Lenehan, Paul Lonsdale, Amy Neville and Mike Williams in 4 hours 45 mins, Lee Grant finished in 6 hours and Karen Morley, Sharon Arts and Matthew Thorpe completed it in 8 hours.
Congratulations to all our cyclists and thank you to everyone who helped out on the day.
The team has raised an outstanding total of £1,078 for The Christie Charity, who provides care and treatment to cancer patients. A big thank you to everyone who has already donated, but there is still time to sponsor the team by clicking the link below: