Local businesses step up to anniversary cycling challenge

  • L-R Peter Dilks Paul Rogers John Hartshorne Sean Moran Craig Straw James Gooch 

Businesses from across the region have accepted the challenge laid down by commercial property consultancy Innes England as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations

The firm has invited its staff, clients and partners to take part in the Innes England Team Relay, which forms part of this year’s Cycle Live event, on 25 June – and already a number of regional businesses have signed up.

Tim Garratt, managing director at Innes England, said: “The Cycle Live event marks the start of our 25th anniversary celebrations and we are really pleased that a number of businesses have already pledged their support.

“Training is underway for a number of the teams that have signed up and we’re really looking forward to pitting members of the East Midlands business community against one another with this challenge – I’m sure it will be highly competitive!

“It’s brilliant that so many of our clients and partners are keen to get involved and help us to celebrate what is a significant milestone for Innes England and join us on what will no doubt be a great day.”

The Innes England Team Relay will see up to 25 teams of four battle it out during a 45 minute relay race around a one mile closed road circuit at Victoria Embankment. The firm will be supporting its charity of the year, the Alzheimer's Society as part of the celebrations and entrants are asked to make a donation to take part.

Shakespeare Martineau was one of the first teams to sign up and Lisa Cawdron, head of business development, said they are looking forward to the challenge.

“Four of our keen cyclists from across the Midlands will be taking part in Innes England’s Team Relay: Peter Dilks from our Nottingham office, James Gooch from our Birmingham office, Vincent Foley from our Milton Keynes office, and Sean Moran from our Leicester office – all of which jumped at the chance to take part in this event.

“Shakespeare Martineau is the official legal partner of the Commonwealth Games England and we are always looking for opportunities to get fitter and healthier.

“Innes England’s Team Relay is a great opportunity for us to support Nottingham and raise money for a great charity. I know that Peter, James, Vincent and Sean are all looking forward to the race and their pre-event training with Olympic champion Bryan Steel.”

Participants will be given the opportunity to get some pre-race training with former Olympic cyclist Bryan Steel at Harvey Hadden Sports Village later  this month.

Places are still available and anyone in interested in taking part should register online

The Innes England Team Relay will take place on Saturday, 25 June as part of the Cycle Live event in Nottingham. The firm is also supporting the Innes England City Ride – a flexible family ride