Thursday, 24 May 2012
Grain To Glass
On June 26th 8 intrepid novice cyclists are setting off from the Shobnal Maltings (Burton-upon-Trent) in order to raise money for the Molson Coors Growers Group charity, The Prince's Countryside Fund. Our aim is to raise awareness of the supply chain from farm to maltings to brewery to customer. Our barley, (as those followers of this blog know) goes to Molon Coors as part of the growers group. This group, of over 90 farmers, aim to supply 30,000 tonnes of British barley into famous brands such as Carling, where they use 100% British barley for the brewing process.
The group is made up of 4 farmers, (Mark Blakeway, James Cox, Andy Roberts and me), two staff from Molson Coors (Jerry Dyson and Debbie Read), Jon Duffy from Frontier and David Hall from the EFFP
We are funding the whole operation ourselves so every penny that you are able to give will be donated to the charity. I have been training fairly hard, managing about 45 miles on my longest ride, about half of the actual daily ride on the longest two days. The route will take us over 180 miles from start to finish and we will be stopping off along the way collecting, hops and barley to present to the master brewer at Molson's brewery in Alton (Hamphire) sometime on the 28th June.
If you feel you can sponsor us then please use the Virgin Money Giving link to get to our sponsorship page.
many thanks in advance and we'll keep you posted on twitter using the hashtag #GraintoGlass
Hopefully there will be a cold Carling waiting for us in Alton when we complete the ride!