Coolair night riders raise £2,000

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Published: 19 December 2018


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Steve Valentine and Scott Lightfoot at the finish line in Blackpool
Coolair Equipment colleagues Steve Valentine and Scott Lightfoot have raised more than £2,000 for charity on a 56-mile night bike ride.

Regional director Steve and sales & design engineer Scott rode from Manchester to Blackpool in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
Steve took on the fundraising challenge in memory of his dad, John, who died suddenly from a heart attack this year at the age of only 68. His fundraising appeal inspired Scott, who had undergone heart surgery, to join him.
Having completed the 400-mile Agra to Jaipur Cycle Challenge in 2014 for Save the Children, Steve found his latest ride equally demanding.

He said: “The midnight start, hill climbs and freezing conditions, with the thermometer dropping to minus one degree centigrade, made this just as tough as my cycle ride across India. At the finish I was freezing cold and very tired but thrilled at having completed my first-ever cycle ride through the night.

“When I started training I set myself a target of raising £600 and increasing awareness of heart disease amongst friends, families and customers. I was delighted that we raised so much money, which will be split between the British Heart Foundation and a local BHF store.”  

Contractor Coolair, which has offices in Manchester, Cannock and Kent, provides cooling and heating services to the retail, residential, commercial, education and hotel sectors.