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Wirral bikeathon success for B&M Chairman

B&M Chairman

B&M Waste’s very own Chairman Ken Curtis is celebrating today after completing this year’s Wirral Bikeathon to raise much needed funds for Bloodwise.

Bloodwise, formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, is an established UK cancer charity that has been beating blood cancers since 1960. This year’s annual Wirral Bikeathon took place on 11thJune, aiming towards a total target of £1 million raised for the charity by 2018.

The ride started at Arrowe Country Park in Upton, Wirral, and cyclists followed a 15 or 28 mile route, combing public highways and off-road along the scenic Wirral Way.

Ken Curtis, Chairman at B&M Waste Services took part in the ride, meeting local Olympic Gold Medalist and world record cycling champion Chris Boardman along the way. He commented “What a great day we’ve had raising money for such a valuable cause. The morale was boosted by the crowds and bands along the way, but nothing is quite so motivational in keeping us going than the reason which we were taking part, to raise money for such a worthwhile charity. And no electric bike was used!”

Congrats to Ken and all who took part! Let’s see if we can have a few more cyclist volunteers next year.

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.