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Charity Bike Ride Raises £2000 for Mind UK Mental Health

19 Aug 2019

Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt UK, Simon Albert, Automechanika Birmingham Event Director, Jack Halliday and Account Manager, Nicola Heath teamed up to join another 25,000 amateur cyclists to take on the challenging Prudential Ride London. Raising £2000 for the charity, Mind.

This August, 3 members of the Messe Frankfurt UK team took on the challenging Prudential Ride London. The route was a 100-mile (160 km) bike ride through London and the Surrey Hills. The cyclists started at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, travelled through the capital and onto Surrey's stunning country roads before a spectacular finish on The Mall in central London (near Buckingham Palace).

As well as an opportunity to take on a personal challenge in completing the ride, the Automechanika Birmingham team were delighted to raise £2000 for the mental health charity ‘Mind’.

 Simon commented, ‘Despite focussing our daily efforts on four wheeled motor and electric vehicles, we are also keen cyclists – what better way to raise money for a good cause pertinent to us!'

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