Marathon Mayes’ pedal-power pushes Help for Heroes donations past £4,000

Colin Mayes, Burhill Group Limited

Serial endurance athlete, Colin Mayes, of Westoning in Bedfordshire, has helped raise more than £4,000 for Help for Heroes by taking part in the Big Battlefield Bike Ride.


Mr Mayes, 59, participates regularly in grueling athletic feats for charity, with previous exploits including the Three Peaks Challenge, Great Glen Kayak Challenge and a 150-mile coast-to-coast cycle ride along Hadrian’s Wall, helping to amass in excess of £50,000 for charity in the process.


The Big Battlefield Bike Ride is the original Help for Heroes fundraiser and saw 1,300 cyclists covering 335 miles in the seven-day ride from Brussels, Belgium, London, UK, via Paris, France, marking the centenary of World War I.


Commenting on his experience, Mr Mayes said: “Riding alongside wounded heroes, it was very poignant to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice back then and those who still do today.


“This was certainly one of the best charity events that I have completed, so much so that I have already signed up for next year’s event.”


Mr Mayes is the chief executive of Burhill Group Limited (BGL), which has also supported Help for Heroes in 2014 with a charity golf day staged at the company’s Surrey headquarters, Burhill Golf Club, raising £1,200.


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Event Date

Wednesday, August 6, 2014