PHG members get on their bikes for environmental change

More than 100 members and suppliers of the PHG buying group are coming together to take part in a charity bike ride on 15th & 16th May 2020 from Harrogate to Darlington and back again over the two days.

Riders of all abilities will tackle this 150 mile course through the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors, in aid of two environmental charities, Surfers Against Sewage and Woodland Trust.

The event will be capped off with a Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony.

PHG have funded the entire event which means that every penny raised is split equally between the two charities.

Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans.  This is just one of the many staggering statistics reported by

Surfers Against Sewage and is what got Nigel Fowler, managing director of Duftons Plumbing & Heating, and Matt Pysden, sales director of Sussex Plumbing Supplies, talking at a conference 18 months

PHG Revolution 150 aims to drive home the message of how important and simple it is for everyone to make a difference to the environment at work and at home. It intends to inspire change at all stages of the supply chain from manufacturer to consumer by influencing suppliers to adopt and develop more environmentally friendly practices, making green steps more attainable for all concerned.

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Pysden said: “In the process of setting up PHG Revolution 150 we have come to realise just how passionate people are about the environment, how much companies are already doing and are planning to do, which is really encouraging. With overwhelming support for PHG from the members, staff and suppliers, the maximum number of cyclists signed up within just a few days plus all the sponsorship packages were snapped up almost immediately – it is set to be one epic event!”

Fowler continued: “We hope it will be an absolutely incredible experience for everyone taking part, and that they go home with new information and knowledge to help us all build a cleaner, brighter industry and country whilst raising a few pennies for our charity partners!”

The event’s main sponsors are Groupe Atlantic and its subsidiary Ideal Boilers and Polypipe. Others are: Joule, Hyco, Vado, Saniflo, Merlyn, Monument Tools, Adey, Multipanel, Roper Rhodes, Altecnic, Crosswater, Utopia, Instinct, Aqualisa, Oso Hotwater, Fernox, Westco, Peerless, Roman, Vogue, Highlife and Fluidmaster.  Already the event has raised nearly £10,000. Further donations can be made at


About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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