Mad Hatters

‘How far can you go wearing a BVAA Hat?’

Hatted BEL Valves team re-entering Northumberland.

Also pictured (above) is BVAA’s own Rob Bartlett, but can you identify the famous island in the background? It was said once you went there, you never escaped! There’s £50 to the charity of your choice if you are the first person to contact Rob with the correct answer. Emails to
BVAA hats continue to travel the world, sometimes in surprisingly large numbers!

Pictured is a huge team from BEL Valves, bravely doing the Coast to Coast Cycle Ride (C2C – 138 miles) over the first weekend in October. The event was originally organised as one of BEL’s social events for the year but took on a new meaning when one of the intended riders unfortunately passed away when on holiday this year. So BEL undertook the challenge in memory of Davey Leigh. All donations – including one from BVAA - will be split between Davey’s family’s chosen charity – The Stroke Foundation – and Cancer Research UK, another charity that has a special meaning for so many of us.

A website site has been set up for donations, see and search for ‘Alison Ennis.’

BVAA Hats, or Brollies, are available free in exchange for a photo of you using them somewhere interesting. Contact the BVAA.

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 23

Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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