Cycling mission to boost charity

Lisa Preston, Paul Sulphur, Andrew Hilton, Andy Ewen, John Bennett, Charlie Case and Andrew Preston
Lisa Preston, Paul Sulphur, Andrew Hilton, Andy Ewen, John Bennett, Charlie Case and Andrew Preston
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A team of 11 builders from Wellingborough are getting on their bikes to help raise money for a cancer charity by taking part in a 100-mile sponsored event which will see them sent to Coventry.

The builders – from Wellingborough-based BAM Plant – are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Their trip to Coventry is part of a nine-leg 900-mile cycle spanning the UK from Exeter to Edinburgh.

A mascot is being passed from team to team by the groups.

Andy Ewen, who works at the Wellingborough plant and who is organising the route, said: “It’s been difficult to get everyone together for a mass training session, but people have been doing their own training in smaller groups, so we’re all pretty confident about the route.

“The company is trying to raise £100,000 for Macmillan over a two-year period, so hopefully events like this will help us get a bit closer to the target. BAM places a big emphasis on being a responsible company that gives something back to the community and we’re pleased we can do something to help in this healthy way.”

BAM said it recently also gave a helping hand to Raunds Town Youth FC by refurbishing its changing rooms and hosting a barbecue and football tournament.

Anyone who wants to support the builders in their cycle can make a donation by visiting www.justgiving.com/companyteams/bambikesplant.