Blackpool by BMX

We wish the very best of luck to three Stockport-based friends who will be getting out their BMX bikes this weekend to raise money for DKMS.


On Sunday 10 July 2022, three Stockport-based friends, who work in the creative industries, will cycle 60 miles from Manchester to Blackpool on BMX bikes to raise money for DKMS in memory of their friend.

Grant Mitchell, Creative Director at Future in Shaw Heath, Greg Allen, Account Manager at IMA in Bramhall and Jonathan Beech, Motion Designer at Nucleus Global, who lives in Shaw Heath are raising money in memory of their dear friend Paul Greer, who passed away in January this year, aged just 50, after a brave fight against a rare form of blood cancer.

The late Paul Greer showing his love for BMXs

Honouring Paul the BMX fan

Paul was a big BMX fan, so Paul’s friends thought as an extra challenge it would be fitting to ride the 60 miles on his favourite style of bike, with an ET mascot for support, in true 1980’s BMX style.

Greg, Grant and Jonathan commented, “After Paul’s untimely passing earlier this year, we felt like we had to do our bit to raise some money for DKMS, a charity close to Paul’s heart. He was such a great bloke, talented designer and loved life. We actually did the Manchester to Blackpool midnight ride with Paul in 2018, so doing this ride will be quite poignant for us. Paul would’ve loved it.”

You can show your support at their Just Giving team page, where you can donate to either Grant, Greg or Jonathan’s individual pages.

Everyone at #TeamDKMS wishes them all the best of luck!

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