Cycling with Attitude

Posted on 08.09.2017

Cycling with Attitude

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2 days, 19 bikes, 140 miles and a target of £10,000 to improve access to live music...

On 28th and 29th September, staff from Ground Control, Broadwick Live, FGH Security and Attitude is Everything will cycle 140 miles coast to coast from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Tynemouth – from the Irish Sea to the North Sea – with the aim of raising £10,000 for Attitude is Everything, supporting our mission to make live music accessible to all.

The idea of our patron Jon Drape – Managing Director of Ground Control and a director of Broadwick Live – the team will tackle 70 miles each day, through the Northern Lake District, the Pennines and County Durham, taking on elevation of 605 metres to the ‘Roof of England’.

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“I'm so proud of Jon's work as our Patron,” says Suzanne Bull MBE, Attitude is Everything CEO. “Jon and Ground Control have worked tirelessly making access for deaf and disabled music fans a key part of each of their festivals and they’ve lead the way for improving access at independent festivals in the UK.  The money they aim to raise will make a real difference to Deaf and disabled people who want to experience live music and those who want to play gigs and festivals. I'm honestly in awe that everyone will be taking on this task."

Jon will be joined by six of his Ground Control colleagues, seven from Broadwick Live, one from FGH Security, plus Attitude is Everything Business and Operations manager Ailsa McWilliam, Fundraising Assistant Simon Webb and Trustee Will Steadman.

You can support the team, and our mission to make live music accessible to all, by making a donation today: visit their fundraising page here.