Lord Mayor Cllr Shafique Shah met council refuse collectors this morning ahead of their coast to coast charity bike ride in aid of his charities.
Led by fleet and waste driver Paul Boddy, six riders will be supported by two drivers who will transport the men and their bikes.
Lord Mayor Cllr Shafique Shah said: “This is a fantastic start for my charities and I'm really impressed with the men's commitment. I wish Paul and his team all the very best of luck with their mammoth bike ride and urge people to get behind them and donate. My charities this year are Birmingham Children's Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, SIFA Fireside Centre and Focus Birmingham and I know they will be as excited as I am by this wonderful fundraiser.”
Paul Boddy, who leads the team said: “We have been training hard for this challenge and we are really pleased to be able to support these worthwhile causes. I was already a keen cyclist but for other members of the team it's going to be even more challenging, though I'm hoping it will be a case of blood, sweat and gears rather than blood, sweat and tears! Please support our bike ride by donating online.”
To make a donation visit: www.birmingham.gov.uk/lordmayorscharities and search for Paul’s Team Cycle Challenge.
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