Industry motorcyclists chase the sun for charity

By Maria Hadlow24 May 2010

Ady (Adrian) Bolton, construction manager at Alimak Hek in the UK and Mark Skillington, a site manager for Ashe Construction, a UK regional construction company, are part of group of motor cyclists raising money for the Help for Heroes charity.

This is the third year of Team XRV's Longest Day ride, in 2010 it is dedicated to the Help for Heroes charity which supports servicemen who have been injured in action. On 13 June, just before the longest day of 2010, between 50 and 100 riders will chase the sun from the Eastern-most point of the UK to the Western most point of Ireland to finish within the day. Team XRV says, "Most bikes will start with two wheels and an engine but a finish on foot or on a recovery truck will count. It is not a race: it is a celebration of the freedom we enjoy and which our armed forces protect."

Mr Bolton said, "Mark and I have both worked in the construction industry for many years, myself 20 plus years in the access industry with Alimak and then Alimak Hek and would like to generate as much support as possible, for what we believe is a very current and worthwhile cause....We have had support from the CPA, Harsco, Hoist It, Benchmark scaffolding and Alimak Hek so far, but want to spread our net further."

The team is aiming to raise £25000 for Help for Heroes you can donate at

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