News: 2 March 2018BW Velo and Friends take on the Raid Pyrenean!

BW Velo is Barton Willmore's very own cycling club, which over the years has taken staff, clients and friends on day trips and rides across the UK and beyond. In 2018 however, we are raising the bar, taking on the highly acclaimed Raid Pyrenean across the French Pyrenees to raise substantial and vital funds for Shelter!

Covering 720km and 16,000m of ascent in just 100 hours, our team will tackle many of the Pyrenean Cols, made infamous by the Tour de France, including Tourmalet, Aubisque, Col de Portet d'Aspet and Aspin.

Team BW Velo will be taking on this mighty ride from the 3rd-9th of June 2018 through some of the most challenging landscape in Europe, while aiming to raise at least £30,000 for Shelter!

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness, in a bid to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to them for help. Working in the Built Environment, we know only too well the challenges housing faces which is why we've made Shelter a key charity for all of us to support and we are proud Partners of their work.

Any donation large or small would be much appreciated, just follow this link to their JustGiving page.

The Team:

Simon Barrett- CEMEX,, Patrick Davies- Bell Hammer, Huw Edwards- Barton Willmore,

Sam Mogridge- Land Improvements, Jenni Montgomery- Barton Willmore, Andy Mytom- David Morley Architects

Iain Painting- Barton Willmore, Simon Potts- A2Dominion, Andrew Sharpe- Grosvenor, Lyndon Gill - Barton Willmore


The team will be documenting their journey in the lead up to the ride and sending regualr updates whilst they're out there, so keep an eye out on the blog section below, to keep up with how they are getting on.

Wish them luck!


Jenni: Raid Pyrenean 2018 with a stick leg.

Andy M: Having friends and knowing people is a dangerous thing at times!

Andy M: Face to face with the reality of homelessness

Andy S:  A little jaunt across the Pyrenees for charity


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