Vélo Birmingham – Clancy Join the Property for Kids Team!
Article posted on: 19th September 2017
On Sunday 24th September 2017 Clancy’s Warrick Pannell will join 15,000 cyclists all taking part in the Vélo Birmingham. A 100-mile bike ride that starts and ends in Birmingham and tours the West Midlands, taking the riders through the , 100 mikes Worcestershire and Staffordshire countryside.
This is a flagship event by the Birmingham Cycle Revolution, an initiative by Birmingham City Council to inspire more people to cycle in and around the city. With Birmingham being surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK it is the perfect backdrop to the Vélo Birmingham.
If you’d like to support Warrick and the rest of the two Property for Kids teams, made up of 14 other professionals, and help raise much needed funds for disadvantaged children in the West Midlands, head to the Virgin Money Giving page.
Warrick, who is a keen cyclist but will be taking part with a sprained wrist after going over the handlebars! Commented within his blog:
“I remember my first bike well, a Raleigh Pippin, in red, with stabilisers; that childhood frustration of getting stuck with your pedals spinning but not touching the ground (thanks to the stabilisers) still lives with me today. I progressed to a hand-me-down Raleigh Burner BMX, then a Raleigh 5-speed racer and then finally mountain bikes… There it stuck and I was hooked. Downhill, as fast as you can, on or off road, that thrill has never left me. These days the potential consequences have probably slowed me down a bit, but not subdued my enthusiasm.
Cycling these days takes the form of weekly mountain bike rides out with a bunch of mates, around the trails local to us and via any pubs on (or near) the chosen routes, commuting to work when time permits and taking my six year old out at the weekends, encouraging him to build jumps from a plank of wood and a couple of bricks, and not fuss when he falls off…
For me, cycling is my escape. One day it might escape me, but until that time, slow up, fast down!”