Patrick biked Bosnia for MAG

From Saturday 11 June – Tuesday 14 June, our MD, Patrick cycled a gruelling 300km from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo. Alongside others in the industry, he’s taken on the very hilly Western Balkans for the annual bike ride in support of the charity Mines Advisory Group (MAG).

MAG safely dispose of unexploded bombs and landmines in regions who are plagued by a legacy of conflict. Their life saving work means people can live free from fear and create a safe environment to rebuild their communities. The Bike Against Bombs initiative not only raises desperately needed funds to make these areas safe to live in, but also educates people on the deadly legacy of war. During #BikeBosnia, riders learnt that the devastating conflict in the Western Balkans. A war that ended 27 years ago, yet still plagues locals who live in fear of unexploded bombs and landmines. Previous years have seen the teams peddle through Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Laos and the UK last year due to COVID restrictions.

While Patrick was out on the ride, temperatures hit a melting 30degC and the route covered mountainous terrain.

“I’ve observed and supported the ride from the comfort of home in previous years but this time it felt right to commit. As always, I needed to do more training but it was a great motivation to get fit and all for a great cause. I’ve subsequently learnt a lot about what the charity do and just how big an issue this is around the world. The ride itself was very challenging but it was a great team of people all motivating each other. It’s incredibly humbling that so many people supported me, particularly when times are tough – thank you!”

Congratulations Patrick on completing this immense challenge. If you’d like to support Patrick’s cause, there’s still time to sponsor him here. If you donate before the 24 July, your donation will be doubled by the UK Government with donation matches through UK Aid.