In an effort to raise money for research into heart and circulatory disease and conditions, British Heart Foundation hosts an annual long-distance bike ride from London to Brighton. This year JSM formed a team of brave riders to join the 15,000 other cyclists to take on this challenge and raise money for the charity.
JSM’s amazing team included: Gerry Garvin (Operations Manager), Jerry O’Sullivan (Contracts Liaison Manager), Brian Kelly (Senior Quantity Surveyor), Grant Taylor (Power Contracts Manager), Ian James Drew (Quantity Surveyor), Hazim Bidiwi (Environmental Advisor).
The team rode 54 miles, starting from London’s Clapham Common to Brighton Pier, in unpleasant weather conditions and achieved to raise over £3,700 for The British Heart Foundation.
Gerry Garvin said “I took on the challenge was because the event fell on Father’s Day. I lost my Dad to heart failure three years ago and because it fell on Father’s Day, I wanted to thanks on this challenge in memory of him. My aim was to raise as much money as possible for a cause that was close to my heart. I have never done anything like this before and the training in the beginning was tough however, I had set myself a goal and I was determine to achieve it. The overall experience on the day was challenging due to poor weather conditions however, I enjoyed the experience and challenge. Would I do it again? The answer is yes. “