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Construction and Built Environment Ride ‘Ziggurat’ Returns in 2022

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September 2022 sees the fifth edition of the annual bike ride for the construction and built environment sector – ‘Ziggurat’. The ride is sponsored by leaders in the construction industry Brett, Day Group, Finning UK & Ireland, Grafton and Maylim and provides people working in the industry an opportunity to network and raise funds to support medical research for sick babies and children.

The cyclists are representing a number of companies including large teams from Brett, Finning exclusive dealer for Cat® equipment in the UK and Ireland, Grafton, KHL, Velocity and Willmott Dixon, amongst many others. The cycling networking tour will see around 90 riders going from London to Reims on a fully supported four-day ride from Epsom Downs Racecourse via Portsmouth to the Champagne region of France. The route will take in beautiful countryside, stunning architecture and lovely quiet roads.

Bill Brett, Chairman of Brett said: “Action Medical Research do fantastic work funding medical research to help sick babies and children. Brett are proud to be supporting the Ziggurat ride again this year and are very much looking forward to the challenge – as well as a glass of wine or two en route!”

Tracey Earp, Marketing Manager, Finning, said: “The Ziggurat ride has become an important event in our annual calendar and we’re pleased to be supporting the charity event for another year, and to raise funds to enable them to continue the excellent work they do. The team, which comprises several Finning leaders and some customers too are aiming to beat last year’s fundraising total and the time it takes us to complete the course. We’re also looking forward to spending a few days in the saddle in the stunning countryside alongside colleagues from the industry.”

Ziggurat 2021

Action’s Partnership Manager Sarah Stevenson said: “Everyone at Action is so grateful to all the riders and partners who will be supporting this very special event in the cycling calendar. We’re particularly grateful to our key sponsors, Brett, Day Group, Finning, Grafton and Maylim, whose contribution and support, has made this ride possible. We know it will be a tough four days of cycling but the funds raised will go towards vital research, which will help save and change the lives of children and babies.”

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine.

The charity is currently funding research into areas including premature birth, epilepsy, scarlet fever, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Download images of the Ziggurat ride event and partner logos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4o2ephnfbvxq1o5/AABPTlS06ln-vBnNuZ5_GS67a?dl=0.

For more information about the event please contact Steph Mottram, Cycling Fundraiser, Action Medical Research:

T 07548 326871

E smottram@action.org.uk

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T: 07725 090008

E: gwardley@action.org.uk

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Action Medical Research is the leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. For 70 years we’ve helped pioneer ways to prevent disease and develop treatments benefiting millions of people. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths. But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can’t do it without you.

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Ziggurat partners

Brett Group has over 51 locations across the South East of England and is the largest independent construction and building materials group in the UK.

Day Group Ltd handles over five million tonnes of construction material each year, as well as providing services to the construction, demolition, glass recycling and water treatment industries.

Finning is the UK and Ireland's largest Cat dealer. Specialising in Caterpillar Heavy Equipment, Machinery, Power Generation and more.

Grafton Group plc is an international distributor of building materials to trade customers who are primarily engaged in residential repair, maintenance and improvement projects and house building.

Maylim are specialists in hard and soft landscaping, paving projects, highways and civil engineering and their work helps to form the foundations of the towns and cities we live in.

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