Charity cyclists make French connection

More than £100k raised for GroceryAid on London to Paris ride

Colleagues from across the industry joined together on Thursday 12 September for a gruelling three-day charity cycle from Saputo Dairy UK in Weybridge to the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris. More than 70 riders finished the 240-mile journey, which included completing an epic 105 miles from Caen to Vernon on day two.

The challenge event, sponsored by Warburtons, saw cyclists from 23 companies raise more than £100k, which will provide more than 330 series of mental wellbeing counselling sessions for colleagues in need.

Scott Snell, Vice President Customer UK&I at Pladis, who joined the ride for the first time, commented, “The GroceryAid London to Paris ride was a fantastic event. It was a great opportunity to build relationships with my team and colleagues across the industry. Personally, I found the ride a real challenge and I am proud of completing it. It you haven’t done it before, get yourself signed up for next year…. you’ll love it!”

The event, also sponsored this year by Booker, Ginsters, McVities, Reckitt Benckiser and Stateside Foods, is a cornerstone in the GroceryAid calendar, offering the unique proposition of a team or personal challenge combined with the opportunity to build lifelong friendships with industry colleagues.

Next year’s event will take place on 10-13 September 2020, and to find outmode you can email [email protected] or call 01252 875925.

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