Legal eagles saddle up for charity ride

LAW firm Coles Miller Solicitors, which has an office in Wimborne among others in Dorset, will have three representatives in next month’s annual Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride.

Managing partner Neil Andrews, associate solicitor Laura Hall and marketing director Nick Balchin will all be riding 48 miles in the event which starts and finishes at Corfe Mullen recreation ground.

This year’s ride is the seventh for Neil Andrews, head of the Commercial Department and Business Property Law.

Residential conveyancing solicitor Laura Hall is a keen cyclist who has ridden the Macmillan event four times already.

Triathlete Nick Balchin will be taking part in the Macmillan ride for the second year running.

In May he completed the 10th annual 100-mile RideLondon, an Olympic legacy event – and in June he rode 200 miles from London to Paris.

All three riders have special reasons for supporting Macmillan, having lost loved ones to cancer.

Nick Balchin said: “The Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride is an inspiring event that over the decades has raised large sums of money for a very worthy cause.

“We’re thoroughly looking forward to joining in the fun with the other riders as we all cycle together in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.”

The Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride was founded in 1989 by Peter Smith-Nicholls after his fundraising ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Since then, the annual event has raised more than £1.5 million.

This year’s ride on Sunday, July 2, will be the 35th of its kind and organisers hope it will raise more than £35,000.

Coles Miller Solicitors is sponsoring the ride for the fourth year running, giving more than £1,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support through its sponsorship.

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