Members of a company which creates buildings from problem plastic are putting the ‘cycling into recycling’ for local cancer patients.
Charlie Hall, Max Bird and Scott Garry from in Christchurch will be tackling the Wessex Heartbeat Cycle Challenge this weekend (September 30) to raise funds for Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF).
MD Charlie, said: “When we became aware of the work DCCF does to help Dorset cancer patients cope financially during their illness, we decided we wanted to help in some way.
“Many of us have been touched by cancer in some way and we love cycling, so we gladly signed up to the ride and are hoping to raise as much as we can for the charity in sponsorship.”
C6(n) has developed a way of creating extremely strong and adaptable building components using cores formed from problem plastics, including unwanted water bottles.
The components are put together as kits and form MESR-TECNICS (Modular, Extensible, Scalable and Reconfigurable) structures which are easily erected and disassembled, to provide everything from shelters following natural disasters, to low cost housing, retail units and factories.
The technology won the company the Most Innovative Solution for Temporary Structures award at the Major Events Summit 2018 in Liverpool this June.
The Wessex Heartbeat Cycle Challenge starts in the grounds of Hampshire Collegiate School, the former home of Florence Nightingale and goes through the market town of Romsey, over to Winchester and through the Test Valley to Stockbridge and on to Winterslow, Old Sarum and Alderbury, West Dean before arriving back at Romsey.
A shorter, 40-mile route travels to Stockbridge and then back through East Tytherley and Lockerley before returning to the school in Romsey
The Wessex Heartbeat charity, which organises the event supports the work of the acclaimed Wessex Cardiac Centre at Southampton General Hospital.
Wessex Heartbeat has agreed for all the money raised by DCCF riders to be split equally between itself and DCCF.
Charlie added: “We are all passionate about the environment at C6(n) so we are really looking forward to cycling through the beautiful Test Valley.
“It will be challenging. But we are hoping for fine weather and a great day’s ride, benefitting two, great causes.”
You can sponsor the guys on JustGiving, click here – all donations appreciated!
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