London to Bristol express…

Developers behind Assembly buildings find sun at last on 50-strong charity ride

London to Bristol express…

A group of 50 intrepid riders rode from London to Bristol earlier this month, starting from the Assembly mixed-use scheme in Hammersmith and finishing at the new Assembly project on Bristol's waterfront.

The team was led by Patrick Davis of Bell Hammer and raised £3,400 for Macmillan. Most cyclists rode the full 214km (with over 2,000m of climbing), some joining from Bath on Brompton bikes, some from Marlborough, and some "on-site spinners".

"We even had an international flavour, with two of the AXA team coming over from Paris, and another rider from Melbourne joining us," said Davis.

After running three very wet rides in previous years, for this year's "Assembly2Assembly" the sun came out and the day was hailed as "an absolute cracker".

In addition to raising money for charity, the ride, organised by Galliford Try, was created to promote awareness of the environmental and personal wellbeing advantages that cycling presents, particularly the advantages of cycling to work - highlighting the excellent end-of-journey facilities at Assembly.