Inspired by the successes of Team GB cyclists in the Rio velodrome, last Wednesday afternoon saw nine local professionals, including two of PM+M’s own, heading out onto the lanes of the Ribble Valley in glorious sunshine to build and cement their business connections.
For the second in the series of 2 wheeled networking events, there were four riders who had participated in the first event and five new faces, whilst the list of those wanting to attend gets ever longer.
The ride set off from The Green Jersey in Clitheroe, heading out to Sawley then on to Bolton By Bowland, and Hellifield before returning via Grindleton and Waddington. The route was just shy of 30 miles and undertaken with an average speed of over 17mph – brisk enough to feel challenging, but not to the extent that it made conversation difficult, after all that is the point of the event, to talk to each other and discuss ways to support or collaborate.
After the ride there was chance to dissect the ride over coffee and for the obligatory photo.
Companies represented were:
Despite a request for another event this week, the next one will be in September (date TBC). Since details of the event were shared on twitter and Facebook the requests to attend future events have been coming in thick and fast, perhaps most notably from the head of world cycling’s governing body Brian Cookson. Brian is now based in Switzerland but gets back to his second home in Whalley from time to time and wants to join us when his diary permits – what better endorsement could you ask for!