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BSS bikes to Brussels

Four members of the BSS Industrial senior management team have cycled a 215 mile round trip from Paris to Brussels in just 60 hours.

BSS bikes to Brussels

The challenge was in aid of The Rainbow Trust which supports children with life threatening or terminal illnesses.

The group was in less than top form with one rider suffering from a chipped bone in his foot, one receiving physio and another with a virus – not to mention the team member who had not been on his bike since the last charity event in 2010. As well as the four members of the management team, they press-ganged two other volunteers into joining them.

So far, the mammoth journey has raised over £8,500.

Frank Elkins, managing director of BSS Industrial and part of the fundraising team, said: “Three out of the six of us were suffering from some sort of injury which just added to the difficulty of this already monumental challenge. In the end it was team spirit and the determination to raise money for The Rainbow Trust which got us through. This is a huge achievement, thank you to everyone that has donated so far.”

The team was Tom Wilson, Frank Elkins, Graham More, Steve Harris, Charlie Cleverley (friend) and Matt Trott. In October 2010, the BSS Industrial team travelled through five countries in 60 hours to raise £8,000 for The Rainbow Trust. The distributor has raised over £240,000 for the charity through various activities since beginning its support in 2007.

Anybody still wishing to donate money can do so by visiting

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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