Marathon Mayes’ pedal-power pushes Help for Heroes donations past £4,000
Story published at 13:19, Friday, August 8th, 2014
Colin Mayes, chief executive of Burhill Group Limited (BGL), has helped raise more than £4,000 for Help for Heroes by taking part in the Big Battlefield Bike Ride.
The 59-year-old serial endurance athlete participates regularly in grueling athletic feats for charity, with previous exploits including the Three Peaks Challenge, Great Glen Kayak Challenge and a 150-mile coast-to-coast cycle ride along Hadrian’s Wall, helping to amass in excess of £50,000 for charity in the process.
The Big Battlefield Bike Ride is the original Help for Heroes fundraiser and saw 1,300 cyclists covering 335 miles in the seven-day ride from Brussels, Belgium, London, UK, via Paris, France, marking the centenary of World War I.
Commenting on his experience, Mayes said: “Riding alongside wounded heroes, it was very poignant to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice back then and those who still do today.
“This was certainly one of the best charity events that I have completed, so much so that I have already signed up for next year’s event.”
An additional £1,200 was raised at a charity golf day supporting Help for Heroes, staged at BGL’s Surrey headquarters, Burhill Golf Club.
To make a donation, please visit: www.bmycharity.com/HFH2014
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