Architects to take on a 76-mile bicycle ride

Some of the architects in training.
Some of the architects in training.

A team of internationally acclaimed velodrome designers from a borough architects will embark on a 76 mile charity cycle.

On Friday, 25 staff from Killingworth-based FaulknerBrowns Architects will be joined by more than 60 clients and consultants to help raise much needed funds for ‘Get Kids Going!’.

It provides funding to help disabled young people participate in sports events around the world.

The charity cycling event has been organised by Mike Hall, a partner at FaulknerBrowns, who designed the veledrome in Manchester.

Mike said: “We’re passionate about the creation of innovative cycling facilities, particularly those that set new standards in community usage.

“It’s for this reason that we decided to raise money for Get Kids Going! to help make it possible for all youngsters to embrace and participate in sport and become the sporting heroes of tomorrow.

“The construction of the Manchester velodrome set industry standards 20 years ago and we’ve gone on to design a further eight cycling centres, with a velodrome currently on site in Toronto and another at an advanced stage in Edmonton.”

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