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Three generations tackle 44 miles

Published 18th July, 2014 by Neil Nixon

Three generations tackle 44 miles

At the end of May, Ken Moores cycled the 44 mile route from Manchester to Liverpool with his colleagues, father and son Chris and Matt McLaren, and Matt's 10 year old son Dylan. The team of four undertook the challenge to raise funds for the charity Malaria No More. They completed the ride in six hours, with colleagues waiting to greet and congratulate them in Liverpool.

Matt McLarren said he enjoyed achieving a goal with both his father and his son by his side: “I was so proud of my little lad,” he said. “He didn't complain and went the same speed as we did, and I think he felt better than I did afterwards!”

When they are not cycling, the tree adults in the team work at the Haydock branch of Initial Medical, managing clinical and dental waste disposal for hundreds of businesses and organisations in the north. Malaria No More is Initial Medical's chosen charity for 2014. It is a non-profit organisation with the aim of ending death caused by malaria in Africa.

The team's goal was to raise £1000 for the charity, which they have not yet reached. To sponsor the team's ride and donate to Malaria No More, please go to

Photo shows, from left: Dylan McLaren, Chris McLaren, Ken Moores, and Matt McLaren.