8th June 2012
This year's Manchester to Blackpool cycle ride is set to raise a little extra for charitable causes. The 60 mile ride to the seaside always attracts massive support, and this year that number is swelled by two new entrants.
Paul Whitehead, a manager from Shop Direct Group's Shaw Mill national distribution centre near Oldham, will attempt the ride for the first time. His choice of Charity, Christies hospital in Manchester will be £250 better off because Centrol Recycling Group's chairman Rachael Oborn wanted to support.
Centrol have provided waste management solutions to Shop Direct for several years, but the decisive factor in Rachael wanting to support this particular charitable endeavour is that she will be attempting the ride herself for the first time this year.
Paul will be riding a hybrid bike to Blackpool that he bought from the Shop Direct catalogue. The £250 cheque brings up the money he has raised to over a thousand pounds, and with 20 other riders taking part from Shaw Mill alone its clear to see how much charities will benefit from this great annual event.