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Support Two BMEA Members Tackling Two Charity Challenges

7 March 2011

Representatives of two member BMEA companies are taking on two challenges for charity in the next few months. Ian Lockyer, Marketing Manager of Icom UK Ltd is to take on the challenge of running his first Marathon at Brighton on 10th April 2011 in aid of the Kent Association for the Blind (KAB). Tim Davies, Customer Support Manager of Navico UK Ltd will be taking on the challenge of cycling as part of a team from John O’Groats to Lands End all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on 21st May 2011.

Ian has already run several half marathons over the past 2 years but 26 miles is completely new challenge for him. He said,’ There are two main reasons why I am running this marathon. Firstly, I want to get the challenge of running a marathon out of my system, so that I can go back to being just a social runner. Secondly and more importantly, members of my family have lost their sight so it is incredibly pertinent for me to take up this challenge.’

Tim is part of a team called “The Cycling Nomads” who are an enthusiastic and optimistic team of forty and fifty- somethings. Making the journey with Tim is, Brian John, Carol Greed, Andrew George, Jonathan Kinna, Claire Newton, Andrea and Bob Shimwell and Tony (the Godfather) Greed. Between them they have cycled from London to Paris and Buckworth to Bwlchtocyn. Each were four-day journeys of around 300 miles. These were just a mere warm-up for one of the UK’s biggest cycling challenges – cycling the length of the UK from John O’Groats to Land’s End. They have selected Macmillan Cancer Support as their charity.

They’ve decided this particular journey must be undertaken before they change their minds. In the spirit of nomads, they’re seeking the best pastures and doing the ride ‘the other way round’ from North to South. So on Saturday, May 21st 2011 they will be setting off on their bikes from John O’Groats on a 12 day journey downhill all the way to Land’s End, a distance of around 1000 miles.

To help Ian achieve his aim by visiting his fundraising page at

To support Tim and his team please visit their fundraising page at:

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