MDL Marinas gears up for charity bike ride challenge

On Saturday 6th June, MDL Marinas will be hosting a charity bike ride to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. Cycling enthusiasts and British Heart Foundation supporters will be tackling a  68 mile cycle ride from MDL’s Penton Hook Marina, near Chertsey-on-Thames to the Ocean Village Marina in Southampton.

The event is being organised by MDL berth holder, Gary Pearson, with the support of the MDL team. Riders will set off from Penton Hook Marina from 9:00am and are expected to reach Ocean Village Marina at around 4:00pm. The marina will be holding a barbeque in celebration, giving participants the chance to socialise together, and to refuel and relax after a day’s cycling.

A team from MDL Marinas will be taking on the challenge. The cyclists are Dean Smith, Mike Glanville, Shaw Smith, Jonathan Walcroft, Clive Marriott and Ben Boardman, who have all been busy putting in some training miles ahead of the ride. A number of MDL’s berth holders will also be taking part in the event, with friends and family heading down to the marina to cheer them across the finish line.

Adrien Burnand, head of marketing at MDL Marinas commented on the event, “We are delighted to support Gary with this fundraising initiative for the British Heart Foundation. When Gary approached us about hosting the ride, we were keen to get involved and help raise funds for this worthy cause, which we know is very close to Gary’s heart. It looks to be a fun, social occasion, as well as a great challenge. Lots of our berth holders will be getting involved too, so it should be a fantastic day. We’re really looking forward to it.”

25 riders are currently registered to take part in the cycle.

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