Transaid European cycle challenge

On 22nd September Sam and Stephen Fagan of Fagan & Whalley Ltd. joined 56 other intrepid logisticians for the fifth Transaid European cycle challenge from London to Paris. The event revisited the destination of the first European cycling event in 2012, over a 240-mile adventure with three days in the saddle from the UK to the French capital.

Setting off from Richmond Park, the riders rode the first 87 miles to Portsmouth, before boarding an overnight ferry to Caen. On day two the group travelled 84 miles through the rolling hills and quaint villages of northern France, before spending the night in Evreaux. The final day of hard peddling, was 69 miles to Paris, cycling triumphantly down, the Champs-Élysées (around the Arc de Triomphe) and over the finish line at the Eiffel Tower.

Fundraising from the event will go towards supporting Transaid’s projects to transform lives in sub-Saharan Africa through safe, available, and sustainable transport and the event has raised more than £100,000 in the process.

Sam and Stephen would like to thank everybody who supported their efforts as well as their fellow riders from the 30 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, 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 and WH Malcolm.