Staff of Kool-It together with a group of friends joined over 8000 bike riders on the 2011 Manchester to Blackpool bike ride.
The bike ride was in aid of The Christie Charitable Fund. Their charity raises money to fund projects at The Christie which are outside the scope of the NHS. Last year they raised nearly £12 million which funded a whole range of things, including a new radiopharmacy, to communications skills training for nursing staff, a new state-of-the-art surgical robot, groundbreaking cancer research and our wig service (to name but a few).
Donations from friends, family, well wishers and customers from everyone of the team totaled nearly £3,000 – so all in all an excellent result which we hope will go some way to helping this great cause!
First past the finish line (from the gents) were Andy Smith, Jason Cordwell and Mark Fleet who rode as a trio! Much respect goes out to Andy Smith who kept up with (and passed many – so I’m told) the road race bikes – on his mountain bike complete with off road knobbly tyres! Now that’s determination!
First past the finish line (from the ladies) was Stephanie Beresford who managed to arrive an hour or so before the other ladies! Looks like that new bike was a great investment!
Congratulations to everyone who took part and good luck for next year!
The bleary eyed (well it was 6am) Kool-Riders team comprised of (from Left to Right):
Mark Fleet, Karl Hennessey, Louise Hennessey, Jason Cordwell, Clare Smith, Stephanie Beresford, Andrew Beresford, Lynne Martin, Andy Smith and Carla Stark.