Leeds to Manchester

Our Leeds site have just smashed through their £500 fundraising target, raising an incredible £1.655.00 by undertaking a Leeds to Manchester towpath cycle challenge. They have elected to donate half of their charity fund amount to the Huw Thatcher Trust – a local trust fund which provides support to brain injured people through the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust.

Leeds site champion Ant Burrows organised the towpath challenge from Fearns Wharf in Leeds to Trafford Park in Manchester – some 80 miles - to make their leg of the 2016 Where’s The Bear Challenge a massive success. Ant and his team consisting of Nick Greenwood, Francis Munnelly, Ian ward, Peter Downes, Darren Hampshire, Dale Walker, Jamie Roberts, Martin Dean, Michael Wilson and Mark Castree cycled along the Aire & Calder, Calder & Hebble and the Rochdale Canal towpaths along with some connecting roads.

Above: Spotted by the site team at Crowther Bridge. 

Ant commented; “Whilst cycling we were also able to visit three live Kier Sites, Elland Bridge, Crowther Bridge & Embankment 19, covering approximately 80 miles. Along with our Kier colleagues we were also joined by Siobhan Butler from the Canal and Rivers Trust and Conrad Westwood and Merv Chapman from CPC Civils.

I would especially like to thank Mike Wilson, Mark Castree and Ray Donnelly who supported us throughout the challenge.”

On behalf of the Where’s The Bear Challenge Team we’d just like to say what a fantastic effort and well done to all involved.

The Leeds team (and Kier Bear of course!): Ant Burrows, Nick Greenwood, Francis Munnelly, Ian Ward, Peter Downes, Darren Hampshire, Dale Walker, Jamie Roberts, Martin Dean, Michael Wilson, Mark Castree.

Check the Gallery for more photos: http://kierwheresthebear.blogspot.co.uk/p/gallery.html