Chris Mason – A&M's bionic man with a titanium knee, has 41 days to train before he's on his bike for 150 miles and a lot of hills from Swansea to West Brom.
Chris Mason - A&M’s bionic man with a titanium knee
Remember the bionic man? Steve Austin was a world-wide TV phenomenon in the late 70’s & early 80’s. Chris Mason is A&M’s our own version with his titanium knee (photo below after surgery).
Chris has been an Account Manager for seven years and is a former footballer for Halesowen and Stourbridge and non-league international for England.
His football exploits resulted in Chris requiring knee surgery and a new titanium knee two years ago. A&M precision engineer a wide range of metals including titanium, but all the credit goes to the NHS.
Chris started cycling a year ago to aid his recovery from the knee replacement surgery and got a new bike in 2017 as part of A&M’s cycle to work scheme.
He has now signed up to ride 150 miles in the Albion Foundation charity challenge from Swansea to the Hawthorns from Wednesday 4th - Saturday 7th April 2018. The Albion Foundation uses the power of football and WBA FC to provide sporting and educational opportunities to the most disadvantaged members of the local community.
A&M are located a quarter of a mile from the Hawthorns and are sponsoring the drinks for the challenge and Chris’s clothing.
Chris can be sponsored via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chris-mason23
More information on the Albion Foundation Bike Challenge: https://www.wba.co.uk/foundation/events--challenges/baggies-bike-challenge-2018/