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200 mile bike ride delivers funding boost for Nottingham Breast Institute

Posted on Jul 12, 2018

Last weekend saw a group of amateur cyclists take on a 19 hour, 200 mile bike ride from Edinburgh to Newcastle to raise valuable funds for the Nottingham Breast Institute.

Taking part in the gruelling challenge was our own Construction Skills People’s (CSP’s) Group Operations Director, Amanda Warham, who joined more than 40 other cyclists – raising a combined £50,000 which will go towards purchasing a new mammography machine.

It was the group’s second mission, following a ‘Coast to Coast’ encounter in 2012 which saw them raise just over £100,000 for the cause.

Amanda Warham said: “We are not professional cyclists, so 200 miles from Edinburgh to Newcastle in three days was a huge challenge – especially trying to fit the training in around jobs, children and other commitments.

“It’s a great cause though, and thanks to family and friends whose support meant we are able to complete the ride.”

The £1,100 total raised by Amanda is being matched by Construction Skills People (CSP) – taking her total to £2200.

The Nottingham Breast Institute provides all outpatient services for those requiring diagnosis or receiving treatment in the Nottingham area. Approximately 35,000 patients will visit the Breast Institute every year.

Construction Skills People CEO, Adrian Woodhouse, said: “This is a commendable goal for a very worthwhile cause, and so we’re incredibly proud of Amanda taking on this daunting challenge. We’re delighted to be able to further bolster the funds raised by this determined team.”

Donations to the casue can be made via the fundraising page: