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.