The afternoon of Wednesday 19 April saw the third 2017 gathering of PM+M’s two-wheeled professionals cycle-networking ride. The weather, yet again, was kind and the group met at The Green Jersey in Clitheroe to head out for 25 miles of pleasant riding and business-related conversations. Thanks to modern technology and GPS tracking the route can be viewed using the following link https://www.relive.cc/view/949367024 but took in Bashall Eaves, Cow Ark, Whitewell, Chipping and Chaigley.
The turnout, as ever, was excellent and we certainly weren’t short of representation from many different disciplines including lawyers, bankers, estate agents, marketing specialists andmore!
As ever the conversation flowed as well as the route and I am aware of at least a couple of follow-up meetings in the diary. Post-ride feedback was as positive as ever and the format universally praised. Collaborative communication within the group is so good that the route was planned to allow one of our riders to swing off home on our return to Clitheroe in time to successfully sell a car without missing the ride!
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Tuesday, 5 July, saw the inaugural PM+M Business Professionals (on 2 wheels) bike ride round the Ribble Valley. Setting off from The Green Jersey in Clitheroe, six riders, representing law firms, accountants, wealth managers, banks, telecoms providers and more set out through Bashall Eaves, Cow Ark, Chipping, Longridge, Stonyhurst, Mitton and back to Clitheroe. The ride was then uploaded (obviously) and followed by a coffee and a recording of the final 5km of the day’s Tour de France stage. Responsible riding saw the riders two-abreast and changing ride-partners regularly in order that everyone had a chance to talk to each other. Subjects throughout the day included Brexit, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, the bike retail industry, currency volatility, investments and portfolio building, advances in telecommunications technology and cycling fashion (or lack of).
The ride was a resounding success and without doubt question professional connections were made or built upon. There is a clear appetite to repeat the exercise and to include those riders who sadly couldn’t make the debut ride, as well as further invitees.
The last word must go to one of our merry band, who uploaded the ride to Strava under the title ‘Networking, Not Not Working!
If you’re interested in attending the next PM+M Business Professionals (on 2 wheels) event, please get in touch with either Neil Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tony Brierley at email@example.com.
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Life is short. We know this but often take it for granted – I’m being reminded that it can be shorter than we expect thanks to my father’s ill health at the moment and fundamentally this is one of the reasons that we should enjoy what we do and be passionate about it. I’m passionate about helping new and existing clients and contacts – I’m also passionate about cycling. Thankfully, since joining PM+M Wealth Management earlier in the year I’m finding that the corporate environment enables me to do both, or at the very least it did this last weekend.
For the uninitiated Colnago is an Italian bike brand, and one which carries the same qualities of prestige, pedigree, heritage, quality and premium as the Ferrari car brand. In actual fact the connection is a strong one as Colnago’s latest bike has been designed in collaboration with the carbon composite engineers within Ferrari to create one of the lightest and most aerodynamic bikes that you can buy today. With the recent growth in cycling popularity and the suggestion that cycling has become the new golf, there is a feel that board-rooms throughout the land have a Colnago (or its equivalent) propped against the desk.
With this in mind PM+M Wealth Management were quick to agree their support of this weekend’s Colnago weekend, organised by Richard Paige of The Green Jersey bike shop in Clitheroe. The event allowed guests to test-ride the latest Colnago range of bikes at the Steven Burke Sports Hub in Pendle on Saturday – this included the Campagnolo Super Record equipped Colnago C60 (a bike that would retail at close to £8,000) amongst others. Thereafter guests rode back to Clitheroe to partake in Italian themed culinary delights from the shop’s café kitchen and to take in the end of the day’s Tour of Italy (Giro D’Italia if you wish) stage on their big screen. Sunday saw the inaugural ride of the UK Colnago Owners’ Club, with a fantastic forty miles of Ribble Valley riding enjoyed by all.
The event brought together like-minded souls, happy in each other’s company and with shared stories of cycling exploits, their interest in Colnago, and the varied justifications used to self and significant others on why a purchase was needed (cyclists inevitably believe that want and need are the same thing). The openness of communication revealed further stories of successful businesses and opened the door to financial planning discussions that would never have happened without the two-wheeled conduit. In time I hope to play an active role in the Colnago Owners’ Club – this post alluding to the multiple benefits I will take from involvement.
I am loving life within PM+M and their desire to engage with, delight and have fun with clients old and new. If you see two smiling cyclists riding along they are just as likely to be talking about pensions as they are about lycra!
Neil Welsh – Wealth Management IFA