New London Architecture Chairman, Peter Murray, and Wates Director, Andy Wates, are cycling 125.7 miles from London to Birmingham in an bid to raise money for Construction Youth Trust.
Construction Youth Trust works with young people across England and Wales to help them overcome barriers and find work or training in the construction industry – providing CV and employability training to ex-offenders, students and people not in employment training or education.
“Construction Youth Trust help young people as well as helping the construction industry – the UKCW community should know more about them,” says Murray. “Therefore I’m riding to raise a bit of money but also to highlight the good work of the Trust”.
The ride, which culminates at Birmingham’s NEC Arena in time for UK Construction Week on October 17th, also aims to shed light on the work CLOCS are doing to ensure a road safety culture is embedded across the construction industry.
“I want people to know about what the construction industry is doing to improve its performance regarding cycling,” says Murray, “Construction HGVs have an appalling record of killing cyclists and I support the work that CLOCS is doing to look out for vulnerable road users.”
To donate, visit Construction Youth Trust’s JustGiving page. Cyclists interested in joining Peter and Andy are asked to contact Construction Youth Trust’s Vicky Karoulia.