CWA bikers go off road for charity

A 15-strong team of cyclists from Birmingham civil and structural engineering consultancy CWA Ltd battled hills and forest tracks to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

The team took part in the testing 75-mile London to Brighton off-road cycle ride – the off-road version of the famous run and Britain’s longest off-road charity ride. Despite steep hills and narrow paths the team successfully completed the challenging trek, raising almost £2,000 for the charity.

The team, which included the Jewellery Quarter consultancy’s four directors – Dave Copeland, Jim O’Donnell, John Panesar and Steve Wedge – trained hard for their epic run which includes testing cycle paths, single track paths and forest tracks.

The cash raised will go towards medical research for the prevention and cure of heart disease, heart nurses, clinical professionals and life-saving heart-health education

CWA director and cycle ride participant Steve Wedge said “This was a fantastic team effort. To complete the run was an achievement in itself, but the real impetus was knowing we were raising money for such a deserving cause.”

CWA Ltd was established in 2011 as Copeland Wedge Associates. The consultancy provides civil and structural design consultancy services to a wide range of sectors including leisure, residential, education, health, industrial, retail, infrastructure and public bodies.

Major clients include Willmott Dixon Construction and Housing, Balfour Beatty, Seven Capital, RO Developments, Prologis, IM Properties, Speller Metcalfe, Wates Construction and Bullock Construction.


The company has delivered buildings for major end-user clients including West Midlands Police, Birmingham City Council, Coventry City Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Housing 21, Midland Heart, Rooftop Housing, Orbit Homes, Chevin Homes, Wrekin Housing, University of Warwick, Aston University, Coventry Sports Foundation and Marks and Spencer.


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