The Executive Centre’s Melvin Byres Cycles 1000 Miles for Matt
In August, Melvin Byres of serviced office provider The Executive Centre embarked on a 1,000-mile cycling route around the UK, in memory of his friend Matthew Elvidge.
The challenge – 1000 Miles for Matt – was set up in aid of the Matthew Elvidge Trust, a fundraising charity that focuses on increasing awareness of depression and other mental illnesses in young people. The trust also helps to raise awareness of the signs and behaviours of depression that can tragically result in suicide, as well as helping those who suffer from this condition.
Melvin – also known as ‘Beard’ – was joined by fellow fundraisers Charles Rayner, Duncan Edwards, Paul Gibbons, Rob Kay, Andy Slingsby, Carl Malthouse, and Jamie Faulkner, as they set out to cover 1,000 miles on a route that took them between each of their houses.
The team set out on their mammoth route in August, starting at the village of Killinchy in Northern Ireland. The route then took them to the ferry port of Larne, across the Irish Sea to Troon and then Edinburgh, to Melvin’s home town.
The team then cycled south, taking in the city of Newcastle, before going on to Gilling East, Retford, Dronfield, Pillerton Hersey, Diss, and then to their most southerly point of Hastings.
The team then faced North on their route to Chiswick, before finally heading West and completing their epic 1,000-mile journey at Matt’s house in Hartley Wintney.
The challenge has so far raised almost ┬ú30,000. But the team hope to raise much more – and your donation is much appreciated!