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The days are getting longer, the clocks have sprung forwards and the daffodils are in full bloom… this can mean only one thing – the Great Notts Bike Ride (GNBR) is just around the corner and we need to get our practice in!

Once again, for the third year in a row, we have a strong team representing Solutions, 18 members – our largest team to date! This year all our fundraising efforts are for Nottingham Children’s Hospital (NCH), a local charity that support children and their families during their time in hospital.

Some of the more dedicated members of team Solutions have started their training, others plan on winging it on the day – what can possibly go wrong? We have already had two fairly major bike related injuries, one has resulted in a broken elbow and the other in a hip replacement so, as you can imagine, the rest of us are dubious to get out on our bikes – that’s our excuse anyway!

We are looking forward to getting back on our bikes and competing in GNBR to raise money for such a great local charity. We are very aware of the wonderful work that the charity are doing and we wanted to help in any way that we can. This is the third consecutive year that we have competed in this event and each year our team grows. I am thrilled that as a company we are able to pull together and really make a difference. The majority of the team are doing 25 and 50 miles, but some people have decided to challenge themselves with 75 miles! I think we might have some achy bodies in the office on the Monday.” Iain Barker, Managing Director.

Last year we raised a fantastic £2000 from the bike ride alone for our 2016 charity, Alzheimer’s Society. This year we are hoping to beat that amount, but we can’t do that without the help of our generous customers, business partners, employees and family. We ask, if you can, to support team Solutions by digging deep for an amazing cause.

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Written by Bethan Wright

Marketing Manager

As marketing manager, Bethan is responsible for all marketing activities within the business and plays a key role in developing our growing business marketing strategy and brand awareness.

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