It’s pedal power all the way as David Baldwin and Chris Wood cycle from Liverpool to Sheffield in support of Dementia UK.

David, the chief executive of award winning Sheffield commercial interior design and fit-out specialist OVO Spaces, and Chris, OVO’s business development executive, will set off on their 200 mile three day challenge on September 15.

Their journey will begin at at the Royal Institute of British Architects Liverpool office and finish at the OVO head office at Sheffield’s Victoria Quays – using mainly historic canal tow paths.

It’s a route that will take them through Warrington, Manchester, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Doncaster and Rotherham before bringing them home.

And they will be joined on the journey by architect and friend Liam Russell, of Liam Russell Architects, who redesigned Sheffield’s acclaimed 32 Eyre Street development, which OVO Spaces refurbished.

They have chosen the charity because David’s father – well known Sheffield restaurateur and chef David Baldwin – and Chris’s grandfather Stan Reaney both lived with dementia at the end of their lives.

“We’re doing it in honour of both of them and to raise money for a really great charity,” said Chris.

“David is an experienced cyclist but I’m more of a novice and this will be the longest distance I’ve ever completed but it’s going to be worth it if we can raise £1,000 for Dementia UK.”

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