Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Local team saddles up for charity bike ride

A Neston-based team took to two wheels as part of the Wirral Bikeathon and raised nearly £1,000 along the way.

The team, from Prysmian Group’s office on Mill Lane, enjoyed fantastic weather to be part of a record turnout for the event, as more than 1,500 people joined them to tackle either a 14 or a 28 mile bike ride around the Wirral.

The annual Bikeathon starts in Arrowe Park and takes in a route including part of the Wirral Way.

The six-strong team consisted of Prysmian employees Simon Mears, Patryk Rucki, Dave Motteshead, Rob Domeney and Dave Tustin, plus his son Harry, aged 13.

Together they raised £963 for the event’s charity, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. The Bikeathon as a whole saw a total of £66,000 raised.

Dave Tustin, a Project Manager at Prysmian, said: “The Bikeathon was an excellent event, helped by some great weather, and we’d like to thank everyone who supported us and helped us in our fundraising.”

Prysmian Group is installing an underground high-voltage direct current electricity cable across the Wirral as part of the Western Link project. Once complete, this project will help to bring renewable energy from Scotland to homes and businesses in England and Wales and help the UK meet its renewable energy targets.

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