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Posted on August 30th, 2006

100 mile bike ride raises funds for charity

Elisabeth Evenson from PROjEN, the specialist award winning <a href=”/about.php” title=”project management company”>Project Management Company</a> based at Northwich in Cheshire, has recently completed a mammoth 108 mile one day bike ride to raise funds for charity.
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<br />The bike ride was promoted as the “Action 100” bike ride to signify the 100 miles of the route from Bristol to London. The ride was in fact 108 miles with the last 8 miles being responsible for the majority of the participant’s pain! The sponsored event started in Bristol on 27th August and finished in London on the same day.
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<br />This was the 25th year of a charity event organised by the unique charity Action Medical Research. Whereas other medical charities have a single focus — either on a particular disease, or age group, or a specific hospital Action Medical Research is looking for answers to a wide range of diseases and conditions that affect young and old. They have the broadest research remit of any medical charity which relies on voluntary support. Action Medical Research is creating a healthier future for everyone, and they do this by selecting the best research projects in areas where they are most likely to find cures or treatments. Their work is driven by medical need, and is independent of political or commercial influence.
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<br />The day started for Elisabeth at 5.30 in the morning with the event taking ten hours, seven and a half hours of which were spent in the saddle. Luckily the weather was good and the excellent event organisation and regular fuelling stations ensured the day went as smoothly as could be expected for a ride of this distance.
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<br />Elisabeth Evenson said, “A big thank you to all of you who encouraged me with your pledges and sponsorship! It is probably the only thing that got me up at 5.30 a.m. on the day of the ride as I have never been a morning person.
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<br /> We were very fortunate with the weather and the drinks and food stops were very well organised. It was a good experience with the worst after-effects being sore knees and a stiff neck. I will be collecting outstanding pledges in the next couple of weeks and everyone is very welcome to add to these if you wish”.
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<br />So far Elisabeth has raised over £200 from PROjEN colleagues and friends. A full update of the amounts raised can be gained by visiting Elisabeth’s sponsorship page on the Action Medical Research website which can be seen at <a href=”http://www.action.org.uk/~lizzyevenson” target=”_blank”> www.action.org.uk/~lizzyevenson</a>. Donations can also be made by visiting the same site.
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<br />PROjEN are a full service <a href=”/project-management.php” title=”project management”>project management</a> company offering a complete range of tailored engineering solutions from <a href=”serviceDetails.php?servicesID=11″>business improvement programmes</a>, <a href=”serviceDetails.php?servicesID=14″>legislative compliance consultancy services</a>, <a href=”serviceDetails.php?servicesID=7″>feasibility studies, evaluation and investment appraisals</a> to detailed design and full turnkey <a href=”serviceDetails.php?servicesID=1″> project management</a> and delivery of industrial projects. The company has seen a period of sustained growth and client wins resulting in the company winning a number of industry awards. In 2006 alone the Company has secured the European Construction Institute ACTIVE Project of the Year award, the Vale Royal Business of the Year and the RoSPA Gold Medal for 5 successive Gold Awards.

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