London to Paris Challenge Raises Over £100,000!

Fifty-eight volunteers completed Transaid’s London to Paris cycling challenge between 22-25th September, collectively raising over £100,000 in support of Transaid’s projects to transform lives in sub-Saharan Africa through safe, available and sustainable transport.

The European cycle challenge, which is in its fifth year, saw the group face hilly terrain, balanced with sections through picturesque and quaint villages in northern France, to cross the finish line at the Eiffel Tower on 24 September.

Alan Hunt, Managing Director of Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland, which has just become the first trailer manufacturer to sign up as a Transaid corporate member, says: “We all worked tirelessly to prepare for this event and so being able to finish at one of the world’s greatest landmarks was a fantastic way to round off the trip, and my first challenge in support of Transaid.

The 58 riders who took part in the challenge represented an impressive 31 firms from across the industry, including Adstock Bulk Solutions, Alpine Travel, Backhouse Jones Solicitors, Bullet Express, Coca Cola, Collect +, Davies & Robson, Dawson Group, Delin Capital, DHL Supply Chain, Ecodrive Transmissions, Fagan & Whalley, Fuel Learning, Griffiths & Armour, Hammonds Coaches, Hearns Coaches, H.Luckett & Co, Hoyer Petrolog, Institute of Couriers, Irizar UK, Metroline, Pulhams Coaches, Rockpools, Schmitz Cargobull, SEC Storage, Stanley Travel, TRS Tyres, uTrack, XPO Logistics, XPO Transport and WH Malcolm.

Congratulations go to all of our riders for completing a tough challenge, and a huge thank you to the whole team and to those who donated so generously for making this year’s challenge an incredible fundraising success!

Transaid’s next European cycling challenge will be John O’Groats to Land’s End, in Spring/Summer 2019. To find out more about this event please contact Transaid’s Events Officer Harry Wells – harry@transaid.org / 020 7387 8136.