London to Paris cycle raises record sum for GroceryAid

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Over 90 industry colleagues have raised more than £105,000 for charity GroceryAid, having completed a three-day, 240-mile cycle from London to Paris.

The sum marks a record total raised by the annual event, now in its 11th year.

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 helped by favourable weather as cyclists set off from Dairy Crest’s head office in Esher on September 6 where they ventured through the Surrey Hills before taking the overnight ferry from Portsmouth into France. Day two featured the longest leg of the challenge as riders conquered over 100 miles through the French countryside. The final day saw riders arrive in Paris at the Eiffel Tower, where they enjoyed a celebration dinner and awards presentation.

Giles Fisher from Waitrose commented: “The London to Paris Cycle is a superb event. It is extremely well organised and supported by a great team, making the challenge really enjoyable.

“As well as raising funds for a great cause, it is a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with colleagues from the across the industry. I highly recommend entering.”

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

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