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London to Paris Cycle Raises Record Sum for GroceryAid

30th October 2018 ‹ Back to listing

More than 90 colleagues from across the industry have raised over £105k for charity GroceryAid, having completed a three-day, 240-mile cycle to Paris. In its eleventh year, the sum marks a record total raised by the London to Paris Cycle. The funds will help to provide 140 crisis grant payments for colleagues who’ve been thrown a curve ball in life and find themselves in need of support.

The event, sponsored by Warburtons, was blessed by favourable weather as cyclists set off from Dairy Crest’s head office in Esher on Thursday 6th September where they ventured through the Surrey Hills before taking the overnight ferry from Portsmouth into France. Day two was the longest day of the challenge as riders conquered over 100 miles through the picturesque French countryside. The final day saw riders arrive in Paris at the iconic Eiffel Tower where they enjoyed a celebration dinner and awards with a last chance to share stories of their epic journey.

The event was completed by Phil Goodall, Stateside Foods’ Commercial Controller.

“The London to Paris Cycle is a great event that as well as raising a huge amount for Grocery Aid allows the riders the opportunity to spend invaluable time with colleagues from the across the whole food industry away from the office.”

The London to Paris Cycle Challenge will return in 2019, taking place from the 12-15 September. Please contact events@groceryaid.org.uk or call 01252 875925 to register your interest.

 

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