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B&M Care's Wellbeing Week: Cycle Relay

Published date: 22/03/2022 11:53

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From Monday 21st March, B&M Care will take on yet another group challenge – a Cycle Relay.

Pedalling until Friday 1st April, B&M Care has set staff, residents, and their family and friends the task of collectively cycling towards a goal of completing 3,000 miles – that’s almost the distance from London to Athens (and back again!).

The challenge can be completed individually or, in the case of our homes, as a part of an organised event. Ideas include:

  • Using a pedal exerciser (in the comfort of an armchair)
  • Getting to and from work
  • Recreational time on the road, in the country, or at the gym

“The virtual cycle relay brings homes together both individually and across the company – it’s a great way to promote physical activity, social engagement and fun,” said B&M Care Engagement & Wellbeing Promoter, Ruth Webster.

“We encourage family and friends to join in as well – whatever anyone can do contributes to our sense of unity.”

Aside from the obvious health and social benefits that simply getting up-and-about brings, B&M Care is using the initiative to raise valuable funds for the UK’s leading dementia charity, Alzheimer’s Society. From campaigning for change to funding research and supporting those directly affected by a diagnosis, Alzheimer’s Society remains at the forefront of “tackling dementia head on”, but as a result of the pandemic, its appeal for support has never been greater.

B&M Care's Wellbeing Week

The Cycle Relay forms part of B&M Care's Wellbeing Week (21st - 25th March) in line with Marie Curie's National Day of Reflection on Wednesday 23rd March. The now annual observance marks the second anniversary since the first UK lockdown in 2020; an opportunity that promotes collective reflection and hope for a brighter future.

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