Proteus bike ride raises over £3,000 for charity

On Sunday June 7th a team of cyclists from Proteus Waterproofing battled strong headwinds and uphill climbs to complete a gruelling 209 mile charity bike ride and raise more than £3,000 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Proteus’ Tony Pez, Alan Kinnear and John Kinnear were part of a team riding their away through eight English counties and across the border into Wales. Completing the journey from Stevenage in Hertfordshire to Wrexham in North Wales, the team raised much-needed funds for the blood disorder charity, in memory of their good friend Mark Porton.

Over the course of their epic ride, the relentless headwind and the consistently poor quality of the road surfacing across all counties absolutely battered the cyclists but despite some very painful wrists and six punctures for just one rider, they pushed on to complete the difficult ride in less than 17 hours.

“We would like to thank Mark Porton in whose memory this ride was for. He was a great example to us, a great man, a great friend and he is so badly missed,” commented Tony Pez, Technical Sales Director at Proteus Waterproofing. “Also, thanks to all donors including those we can’t thank personally, your donations will be money well spent in the quest to beat blood cancer and kept us going when the lows hit.”

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research strives to ensure that the 38,000 people diagnosed with a blood cancer each year survives and can live their lives to the full.  That’s why it is so important to raise money for them and why every donation really makes a difference.

To show your support for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Mark Porton, go to and make a donation.