Industry cyclists raise £90k for GroceryAid

A Warburtons-sponsored three-day cycle ride from London to Paris in support of GroceryAid has raised more than £90,000 for the charity.

Seventy-four cyclists set off on 15 September and took the initial 65-mile course from Dairy Crest’s head office in Claygate through the North and South Downs and then via Portsmouth for the overnight ferry to France. A second-day breakfast of croissant and baguettes was followed by a 90-mile cycle to Evreux, with the final 70 miles to Paris on the third day completed by arrival at the Eiffel Tower.

The event concluded with a celebration dinner and awards presentation.

Jason Tarry, chief product officer Tesco, who took part in the ride said “The London to Paris bike ride is everything a good charity event should be. It’s very well organised and run, it’s challenging and, as such it brings people together from across the industry and engenders real camaraderie and fun. All bound by a common purpose – to raise money for our industry charity GroceryAid.”

Next year the London to Paris Cycle Challenge will take place on 14-16 September and the GroceryAid Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge will be held on 29 June-1 July. Contact events@groceryaid.org.uk if you are interested in taking part in either event.

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