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In the week that saw Bradley Wiggins make history, becoming the first British rider to win the Tour de France Premex held its own two wheeled event with a charity bike ride from Bolton to Manchester for the I Love Claims "Great Big Charity Challenge".

The "Great Big Charity Challenge" is an initiative designed to bring the claims industry together to help raise over £500,000 for the Rainbow Trust Children's charity, a specialist organisation supporting families with children who face a life threatening or terminal illness.  An Olympic Style torch is currently being transported around the country, from business to business.  The torch started on the 16th June in Plymouth and has made its way 'up north' by various transport methods

Chris Wheatley, Sales and Marketing Director, and Richard Neve, Business Development Manager received the torch from Enterprise Rent-A-Car on Wednesday 25th July and set off on bikes and 'tight Lycra'.  Richard is a keen cyclist having recently completed a Manchester to Blackpool charity bike ride and Chris is a real fitness fanatic competing at the World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston.

The cycling duo sprinted off down the A6 to Manchester where they received a warm welcome from Glaysiers Solicitors. To make the challenge more taxing they then peddled back.  Earlier in the month Premex took 16 riders to the Manchester Velodrome and were joined by Olympic Gold medallist Rebecca Romero MBE.

We have raised over £1,000 for the Rainbows Trust and have really enjoyed getting involved in this industry initiative and look forward to more events like this in future.

Chris Wheatley, sales and marketing director at Premex Group explained, "We have really enjoyed getting involved in this fantastic charity challenge, it is a brilliant way to raise money for the worthy Rainbow Trust and bring the industry together through the transportation of the torch.  We're really pleased to have played our part for Rainbow Trust and have raised more than £1,000"

Charity Bike Ride