2015 marks the 3rd year in a row of Highlander International, maintaining its strong charitable ethos, in supporting their Commercial Manager John Aedy when he undertook The Taps 30 mile sponsored cycle ride on the Fylde Coast, Lancashire, on Sunday 05th July.
This year support on the ride was provided by one of John’s cycling friends Tim Walker, who having absented himself last year from cycling duties with the excuse of a walking holiday in the Austrian Alps, decided to cut short this year’s holiday & fly back to regain his place in the Highlander International Invitational Cycling Team! Kevin Ward, a member of last year’s team was given the sad news he had not made the grade but was very pleased to hear he will be retained as a squad member up to 2016 and is still considered strongly for selection next year.
The 30 mile ride took place on Sunday 5th July, starting and ending in Lytham St Annes and passing through, Wrea Green, Kirkham, Treales, Woodplumpton, Inskip, Elswick, Thistleton, Weeton and Ballam, to name but a few locations! and then back to the Taps for a pint or 3!. This year, as promised, navigational errors were averted, and both John & Tim managed the 30 miles in 2 hours, a very commendable achievement!
John is pictured in a relaxed frame of mind with Tim outside the Taps in Lytham , enjoying the glorious sunshine after having cycled the 30 miles in support of two very worthwhile charities – MACMILLAN NURSES and ROSEMERE CANCER FOUNDATION TRUST, and raised £295.00, with contributions from Highlander International and staff members. Needless to say their relaxed demeanor has been somewhat aided by the refreshments inside the Taps and the relief of getting off the saddle! Lets hope their ride home wasn’t too relaxed!
John has participated in ‘The Taps 30 Mile Cycle Ride’ over the past 7 years.
Stephen Duffy, Highlander Director, commented: “Highlander International are very pleased to support John in his sporting endeavours by providing welcome sponsorship to MACMILLAN and ROSEMERE charities, but only on the condition that next year’s shirt is not the impending XXL!