On Saturday 3rd of June, 22 colleagues from the BAS construction Partnership set off from BAS’s offices in Cambridge heading for BAM International headquarters in The Hague. The team consisted member of Natural Environment Research Council, British Antarctic Survey, BAM Nuttall, Ramboll and Sweco. The route took the participants 80 miles to Harwich where they boarded the overnight ferry to The Hook of Holland before a more leisurely 15 miles to The Hague, where after a little sightseeing everybody retired to the beach bar for light refreshments. The return to the ferry was unsurprisingly even more leisurely. After returning to the UK a few hardy individual completed the ride back to Cambridge, including all 5 BAM participants Martin Bellamy, Nigel Bruce, Billy Thursfield, Ian Wenkenbach and Neil Goulding. The trip raised more than £2,700 so far for Owl Bikes, who recycle and refurbish donated or unwanted bikes for members of the public to buy. Owl Bikes assist adults with learning difficulties to gain bike maintenance skills through supported training opportunities. They are helped by local people and organisations who donate bikes for Owl to refurbish.
All the participants had a great time and it was a great opportunity for the partners to get to know each other a little better.
If anybody wishes to make a donation the just giving page is: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/BAS-BAMCycleChallenge