Alan Completes His Challenge For The Stroke Association


We are delighted to announce that associate and head of Edinburgh office Alan Isherwood successfully completed his challenge on Saturday riding 214.6 miles from our head office in Ramsbottom to Edinburgh in aid of The Stroke Association.

Alan’s amazing feat started at 4.20am where he set off from our Ramsbottom office with members of our Ramsbottom office getting up early to see him start his challenge.

He cycled through the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria before entering Scotland stopping at Kirkby Lonsdale, Penrith, Gretna, Moffatt, West Linton finally arriving at the Edinburgh office at 9:30pm.

The journey took him a total of 17 hours 10 mins, cycling for a total of 14 hours 3 minutes.  He averaged 15.3mph, and climbed 11,630 feet.

Commenting Alan said:

“The biggest high was arriving at the top of Shap, a gruelling ride, but amazing to get to the top.  I have to say however the biggest low was the head wind into and out of Gretna, but luckily I’d crossed the border so I felt I was nearly there!”

As many of you will know, Alan completed this challenge in aid of the Stroke Association in memory of our much-loved colleague Andrew Boardman who died from a stroke last July aged 46.  Andrew was a senior technician at Booth King for 10 years, he died suddenly on Sunday, 31st July aged 46 after suffering a stroke. A keen sportsman, and runner with Blackburn Road Runners Club he had competed in nine marathons and at the time of his death had been training for an Ironman.

The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity changing the world for people affected by stroke. More people than ever are benefitting from cutting-edge treatments and making full recoveries. The Stroke Association has been at the heart of every one of these developments, championing the cause of stroke and stroke survivors.

So far Alan has raised a fantastic £2,853.94, for those of you who have sponsored him we’d like to thank you so much, it really spurred him on. For those of you who haven’t yet sponsored him, it’s not too late, please visit the Just Giving Page HERE.

Thanks again for your support.