We Take On a Tour O’ Booths For MIND

Written on August 22nd, 2019

Pictured from left Damien McDonald, Edwin Booth and Nigel Murray 

We are planning an epic charity bike ride to promote wellbeing and raise valuable funds for mental health charity, Lancashire MIND.

Tour O’ Booths will take place over 5 days across our Booths Country counties from Monday 30th September to Friday 4th October, taking in all 28 stores and our HQ sites along the way. The idea comes from our COO Nigel Murray, who is a keen cyclist with a growing interest in how physical health supports positive mental wellbeing:

Good mental wellbeing is essential to cope with daily stress and to accomplish personal and professional goals. This tour is about raising awareness of mental health in the workplace, and the role that nutrition and physical wellbeing can play whilst raising funds for mental health charity MIND along the way.    

Nigel Murray, COO of Booths

Each stage is themed with a principle to promote good mental health, and the Tour is being supported through sponsorship from a number of Booths supplier partners. Our main sponsor is Eat Natural, with our other partners supporting our stages:

Stage 1: Healthy Start

30.09.19: Ripon to Settle via Ilkley, Barrowford and Clitheroe.

Stage 2: Resilience

01.10.19: Penrith to Ulverston via Keswick and Windermere

Stage 3: 5 A Day

02.10.19: Kendal to Longridge, via Milnthorpe, Kirby Lonsdale, Carnforth and Scotforth.

Stage 4: Balance

03.10.19: Knutsford to Penwortham, via Media City, Hale Barns, Chorley, Burscough, Hesketh Bank and Longton.

Stage 5: Achievement

04.10.19: Fulwood to Central Office via Garstang, Poulton, St Annes, Lytham, Riversway and Bluebell Way including the family ”Big Booths Bike Ride” for colleagues and their families along the Guild Wheel between the Booths Riversway and Bluebell Way distribution centres.


If you’d like to help us support MIND via our just giving page, tap here to visit our fundraising page.

Need Support?

It’s ok not to be ok – if you need support with your mental health, tap here to visit Mind’s website where you will find lots of resources to help you.

Tap here to visit the NHS website which has a number of additional resources listed.