It’s often said that charity begins at home and, for one Prologis UK employee, this is certainly the case. Martin Cooper, a Vice President in the Project Management team at Prologis UK (and a self-confessed cycling fanatic), has set himself a triple cycle challenge to raise money for Cure Leukaemia, and his challenge will begin in his home town of Worcester.
Stage one of Martin’s cycle challenge will begin on March 22nd as he and seven friends set off from Gheluvelt Park in Worcester and ride to Gheluvelt in Belgium, as a (belated) part of the centenary memorial of the Great War. Starting with a mammoth 275km first leg, over four days Martin and his friends will cycle over 500km from Worcester to Belgium to lay a wreath at the Menin Gate as part of the daily Last Post ceremony.
Stage two of Martin’s challenge is also close to home, but no less challenging, as he tackles the 35th Edition of the Hell of the North Cotswolds (HONC) cycle event on Saturday 14th April. This is a 100km off-road route taking on some of the best (and worst) off-road sections of the Cotswolds. It is held on the same day as the famous spring classic Paris-Roubaix race and seeks to give riders the same experience!
Martins’ fundraising efforts will culminate with his third and final challenge when he participates in this year’s Velo Birmingham on May 12th. Building on the fundraising efforts of fellow Prologis colleague and semi-professional cyclist, Melissa Brand, Martin will join the Cure Leukaemia team for the 160km closed-road ride. This is the second time that Martin has participated in Velo Birmingham for Cure Leukaemia and he hopes to exceed the £1500 he raised previously.