A conversation which started at last year’s Christmas Lunch about assembling a Garrington team, and taking on a major sporting challenge in aid of charity becomes a reality very soon.
After months of hard training, five of the Garrington team are making final preparations as anticipation starts to build for the London to Paris cycle challenge. The ride will commence on the 26th of June, when we ride out of London at 6am.
The race is an annual event organised by Hot Chillee and all riders are racing in order to raise money for their respective charities.
The team from Garrington will cycle just over 170km each day for three consecutive days, making their way from London to Paris with the final day concluding by cycling up the Champs-Élysées and finishing the journey at the Eiffel Tower.
With a bit of luck, the sun will hopefully be shining, as the 450 cyclists travel across southern England and through northern France down to one of the cultural capitals of the world. In addition to me, the Garrington team consists of Nick Finn, John Adamson, James Rawes and Toby Ridge – all of whom are cycling enthusiasts in their own time.
As much as the team are looking forward to the challenge, it is of course all in aid of a fantastic cause. CLIC Sargent are Garrington’s nominated charity of the year for 2014; CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families and in 2013 alone CLIC Sargent supported 6680 families nationally and issued grants totalling £1,016,663.94.
The cost of the challenge has been independently funded and every penny raised from sponsorship will go direct to the charity. Our team would greatly appreciate any support you are able to offer.
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The cycle will be a physically challenging task and with 450 riders from various companies and charities across the country, there is bound to be a healthy competitive atmosphere, but the Garrington team are seasoned cyclists who will not only embrace the challenge but feel the greatest reward by being able to raise funds for such a fantastic charity as CLIC Sargent.
Our challenge will be filmed by Eurosport and the footage will be shown directly after the final stage of the Tour de France. If you would like to see what we have let ourselves in for, here is a short film from last year’s event.
You can follow the Garrington Team’s progress on our Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as supporting CLIC Sargent by sponsoring our efforts in the London to Paris cycle.