Ziggurat charity cycle back for 2022

By Mike Hayes06 June 2022

September 2022 sees the fifth edition of the annual Ziggurat bike ride for the construction and built environment sector.

Riders gather at the start of last year’s Ziggurat bike ride. Photo: Action Medical Research

The ride is sponsored by leaders in the construction industry Brett, Day Group, Finning UK & Ireland, Grafton and Maylim and provides people working in the industry an opportunity to network and raise funds to support medical research for sick babies and children.

The cyclists are representing a number of companies including large teams from Brett, Finning – exclusive dealer for Cat equipment in the UK and Ireland, Grafton, KHL, Velocity and Willmott Dixon.

The cycling networking tour will see around 90 riders going from London to Reims on a fully supported four-day ride from Epsom Downs Racecourse via Portsmouth to the Champagne region of France.

Ziggurat riders will once again enjoy cycling through the stunning Champagne region of France. Photo: Action Medical Research

Bill Brett, chairman of Brett, said, “Action Medical Research do fantastic work funding medical research to help sick babies and children. Brett are proud to be supporting the Ziggurat ride again this year and are very much looking forward to the challenge – as well as a glass of wine or two en route!”

Tracey Earp, marketing manager with Finning, said, “The Ziggurat ride has become an important event in our annual calendar and we’re pleased to be supporting the charity event for another year, and to raise funds to enable them to continue the excellent work they do.

“The team, which comprises several Finning leaders and some customers too are aiming to beat last year’s fundraising total and the time it takes us to complete the course. We’re also looking forward to spending a few days in the saddle in the stunning countryside alongside colleagues from the industry.”

Action’s partnership manager Sarah Stevenson said, “Everyone at Action is so grateful to all the riders and partners who will be supporting this very special event in the cycling calendar.

“We’re particularly grateful to our key sponsors, Brett, Day Group, Finning, Grafton and Maylim, whose contribution and support, has made this ride possible. We know it will be a tough four days of cycling, but the funds raised will go towards vital research, which will help save and change the lives of children and babies.”

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine.

The charity is currently funding research into areas including premature birth, epilepsy, scarlet fever, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.

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