London to Paris – on a bike

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FTA president Stewart Oades is joining forces with Transport for London Commissioner Peter Hendy to cycle from London to Paris to raise money for Transaid. They will be joined by Transaid chairman Graeme McFaull, CEO Gary Forster and about 50 others.

The aim is to raise  £100,000 to support Transaid’s Professional Driver Training projects in Africa.

The challenge will take place over a long weekend between 5 and 8 October 2012, and is open to any team or individual working within the transport and logistics industry. The group aims to cycle between cities over three days, covering more than 200 miles to finish beside the Eiffel Tower.

Oades said: “Taking part is a chance for anyone in the industry to support one of the most important issues of our time, and help reduce the economic and social impacts of road crashes throughout Africa and the developing world.”

Participants must pay a £99 registration fee, and commit to raising £1,500 or more.  Forster said: “It won’t be a walk in the park; the route is graded as ‘challenging’, but with a little preparation, we should all arrive in Paris on time.”


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