02-Jul-2013

McGinley join Balfour Beatty Rail in cycle challenge

Well done to Billy McNeill, Operations Manager and Jamie Zineldin, Labour Manager, who took part in the 3 day, 130 mile C2C charity cycle from Whitehaven to Tynemouth. Organised by Balfour Beatty Rail in Sheffield, McGinley joined several teams taking on the challenge.
After an early 6am start on day 1 the team covered 63 miles, with only a few accidents. Day 2 saw arrival of the teams support driver Dave Adams, who cheered them on up and through the Hartside Summit which was a staggering 1903 feet. Billy covered 46 miles in total and Jamie covered 56 (although this is not because Jamie was ahead, unfortunately he got lost and followed the wrong group and ended doing the extra 10 miles). On day 3 the team covered the remaining 21 miles in good time, arriving at the finish line with the final of the 10 bikes they set out with!!
Overall all the teams that took part have raised over £8.000 to date, all of which will be donated to the two elected charities Cancer Research UK and The Cleveland Unit, James Cook Hospital in Middlesborough.

Well done to all concerned.

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