On Saturday 16th June a team of eight riders will begin a 500 mile Cycle Challenge from Edinburgh to London to aid the charity Missing People and to raise awareness of those still missing.
The five day route will take cyclists from Edinburgh to Richmond, Greater London stopping at Newcastle, York, Nottingham and Northampton, with the Mayoress of Richmond greeting the riders at the finish line.
Following the success of our Cycle for Jo relay across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands last May, BDP has maintained a strong relationship with Missing People by continuing to raise funds through various events. In April, BDP’s Caroline Stassen, Poppy Emuss and Barney Bonner completed the London marathon and taking on this cycle challenge are Phil Gray and Scott McNeely. We are also redesigning the offices of Missing People as a donation led project using our skills and expertise, with the help of our colleagues in the industry.
Martin Houghton-Brown, Chief Executive of Missing People said: “If someone you loved went missing wouldn’t you want the world to stop and look for them? The cyclists will be joining the search in a very special way by raising awareness of local disappearances as they cycle across the UK and by raising vital funds.”
To make a donation and show your support to the BDP riders please visit the sponsorship page here.
You can also follow the riders on Twitter by searching the hashtag #MPCC2012. All messages of support and encouragement will be very welcome.
The full Cycle Challenge team is: Phil Gray, Scott McNeely, Jane Birkett, Roy Binden, Nigel Emery, Karen Weir, Chrissy Birtwistle and Karen Robinson.