MILES + 50 RIDERS = LIVERPOOL 1
A group of 50
riders will cycle from Grosvenor’s London offices to Liverpool ONE
in 2 1/2 days to raise money for The Liverpool ONE Foundation.
The ride, organised by Chris Taite, the Fund Manager for the
Grosvenor Liverpool Fund, sets off on May 27, and its arrival in the
city coincides with Liverpool ONE’s 2nd anniversary on May 29.
Grosvenor and its investment partners created The Liverpool ONE
Foundation 2 years ago to demonstrate their commitment to supporting
local initiatives, organisations and charities working at a grass
roots level in the community. Administered by the Community
Foundation for Merseyside, it has awarded grants of over £300,000 to
date, to well in excess of 50 local causes.
The first day will see the riders cycling to Banbury, a distance of
85 miles from Grosvenor’s offices in Mayfair. Day 2 consists of a
111-mile journey through the heart of England, arriving in
Whitchurch for a well-deserved overnight stop. The final day is a
45-mile sprint to Liverpool ONE, with a brief stop at the Chester
Grosvenor, and a police escort through the Mersey Tunnel.
There are 8 members of staff riding on behalf of Liverpool ONE
including Estate Director Chris Bliss, IT Services Manager Simon
Kilshaw, Retail Delivery & Project Manager Catherine Pankhurst and
Cleansing & Waste Manager Paul Brady.
Said Catherine Pankhurst:- “I’ve never done anything like this
before but wanted to do something outside of my comfort zone. I have
been training hard both on the road and in the gym and have set a
personal goal of raising £1,000, which I’m well on my way to
Chris Bliss added:- “We’ve been training as a group, going out
about 3 times a week covering 20 to 30 miles each time. It’s
actually been rather enjoyable – although one ride we managed to get
four punctures between 6 of us! However, our team spirit throughout
has been immense. We’re all really keen to get started and
timing our arrival in Liverpool to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of
the opening of Liverpool ONE is just perfect. We are all looking
forward to marking the occasion in style.”
Concludes Chris Taite, Fund Manager for the Grosvenor Liverpool
Fund:- “We are hoping to raise a minimum of £15,000 for the
Liverpool ONE Foundation through the ride. More than that, however,
we want to raise awareness of the ongoing need for such funds within
Liverpool, so that more people and organisations contribute on an
To find out more about the Liverpool ONE Foundation, and to make a
PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION TO SHOWCASE FINEST RAIL VIEWS
is to support a national photography competition showcasing the most
stunning and beautiful views of the UK landscape, including
Britain’s railway network, with its Victorian engineering icons and
modern new structures, images of which are captured by millions
Entry for the 4th annual Take a view Landscape Photographer of the
Year Awards is now open to amateurs and professionals alike. The
competition is the idea of renowned landscape photographer, Charlie
Waite and the best images will be showcased at an exhibition at the
National Theatre in London. Network Rail will share the main support
of the competition with Natural England and will also give an
additional prize for the best photography of its network – The
Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Special Award.
As well as iconic structures such as Ribblehead Viaduct,
there are equally stunning scenes in less accessible locations such
as on the Cumbria coast near Whitehaven.
Entries could also
include architecture such as the bridges in Runcorn that cross the
Iain Coucher, chief
executive explained why Network Rail was supporting the
competition:- "For over 150 years, the railway has helped
connect people across the length and breadth of Britain, with some
spectacular structures such as the Forth Bridge and Ribblehead
viaduct. Network Rail has the special duty of protecting and
promoting this legacy as well as building a modern rail network for
the 21st century, and we are proud to be part of the visual history
We are very happy to support this competition, and even more so to
have a special award for the best photography of our rail network.
Travelling by rail is becoming ever more popular, and we hope that,
through this competition, even more people will see and appreciate
its beauty and importance in Britain today."
The competition has 4 main categories:-
- Classic view
- Living the view
- Your view
- Urban View
Photos entered into one of the main categories can also be entered
into the Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Award.
The top prize given to the Landscape Photographer of the Year is
£10,000. Winner of the Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Special
Award will be offered a special walking tour of the Forth Rail
Bridge with an overnight’s stay in Edinburgh and rail tickets to the
Following the announcement of the winners later this year, the
National Theatre will host an eight-week exhibition from 20
November 2010 and a full colour book of Best Entries will be available.
All entries to the award must be uploaded via the competition
website, and the
closing date is 15 July 2010. Entry fees apply. Full terms and
conditions can be found on the site.
Rail industry employees (other than those closely linked to the
organisation of the competition) are eligible to enter. However, all
photos must be taken from a public right of way to ensure fairness.
Full terms and conditions can be found at:-