Berlin is calling for Lincolnshire-based property agent Pygott & Crone as the firm’s senior partner is set to undergo a gruelling 430 mile bike ride in just under five days for charity.
From September 9 to 13, a 16-strong team will cycle from Munich to Berlin to complete the ninth leg of the company’s Tour of Europe charity ride, which started in 2007.
Over the last eight years, the team has covered more than 2,680 miles and has raised over £330,000 for charity.
The team, nicknamed the MAMILS, will be joined by the pro-cyclist and World Championship silver medallist, Tony Gibb, who proved to be an invaluable member of the team last year with both his knowledge and passion for the sport.
Tim Downing, senior partner at Pygott & Crone, will also be riding alongside cyclists from Hull, Merseyside, London and Yorkshire retail developers, Dransfield Properties.
“We’re delighted to be joined by Dransfield Properties again this year, who are the owners of the successful and award winning Marshalls Yard shopping centre in Gainsborough,’ said Tim.
“It’s great to have such a strong team. A lot of training and personal commitment has been put into this but every single one of us wants to raise as much money as possible for the three, very worthy, charities.
“Pygott & Crone has already raised over £2,000, and counting, which makes the training and long days in the saddle all worthwhile.”
The team has, once again, chosen to support Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research (LLR), Action Against Cancer and The Dransfield Foundation – a foundation established to help support local causes and community projects and initiatives.
The money donated to LLR will support the Trial Acceleration Programme which accelerates clinical trials across the UK. This allows new drugs and treatments to be tested faster than ever before in order to deliver life-saving treatments to blood cancer patients.
Action Against Cancer’s donation will support ground-breaking research projects which focus on developing new diagnostics and treatments to improve the survival prospects and quality of life for millions of cancer sufferers.
Mark Dransfield, managing director of Dransfield Properties, said: “We are really looking forward to getting started and are aiming to raise as much money as possible for each of our chosen charities.
“We have got a lot of ground to cover this year, probably the most we have ever covered in just the one ride. Each year we get a little older but seem to add on more and more miles.”
To donate to the charities visit Tim Downing’s Just Giving Page.