Recycling Lives complete the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride

Despite the soaring heat, Recycling Lives is pleased to announce that a number of our staff and Residents have successfully completed the annual Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride!

The success of last year’s ride meant that there was increased interest from Recycling Lives staff and Residents alike, with many keen to beat their times from last year’s event. Our fastest riders Jon Taylor and Dave Allen led the pack, finishing in just three hours and twenty minutes.

Last minute preparation in Manchester before the sixty mile slog to Blackpool

Despite Mark Simpson suffering a puncture and buckled wheel after being knocked off his bike just five miles into the ride, all of riders did themselves proud and finished in a good time.

With Sergio and Adam Ainscough from Recycling Lives volunteering to drop off and collect the riders and Leisure Lakes in Preston lending us two bikes for riders without them, the team was well supported!

The ride, which started at Manchester United’s stadium and finished on the South Promenade at Blackpool Tower, saw riders cover 60 miles and raise funds for charity.

With Residents successfully raising funds for our social welfare charity as well, we’re keen to engage in more charitable activities and are hoping to involve even more of the staff and Residents.

Despite an early start, the riders were in good spirits when they began the ride at 8.00am and in even better spirits when the celebrated in the beer tent after the bike ride!

Congratulations to all the riders who took part including, Residents Craig and Aran, Jason Shinks, Will Fletcher, Jonathan Taylor, Dave Allen, Lee Billings, Mark Simpson, Neil Dallison, Philip Ridsdale and a big thank you to all those who supported us!

Our riders couldn’t miss our big green lorry at the finish line

Special thanks go to Leisure Lakes who were good enough to lend cycles to some of our riders.

Stay tuned to find out about future events that our staff and Residents will be taking part in in a bid to raise more vital funds for both our charity and others!