September 28, 2013
Ryebridge supply some pedal power.
A group of London Luton Airport employees and suppliers (including riders from sponsors Ryebridge Construction) was celebrating this weekend having completed a gruelling 315 mile cycle challenge from the Control Tower at London Luton to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, raising over £32,000 for Airport charity partner Sue Ryder, beating their target of £30,000.
Hailed as an overall success, the event wasn’t without its ups and downs. The cyclists battled heavy rain and one of the riders managed to get a record five punctures. But the team remained in good spirits throughout the trip, averaging around 80 miles in the saddle each day.
Sian Pearce, cyclist and Airport Community Relations Executive said: ‘This was a great challenge and a wonderful team event. We finished the ride on Saturday afternoon after four days of riding and enjoying the beautiful French countryside. I’m still a bit stiff and I’m walking slightly funny but it’s all in a good cause.’
Neil Thompson, cyclist and Airport Operations Director said; ‘We have been overwhelmed by support for the challenge to date. In particular, Airport companies have been really generous and we would like to thank our sponsors.”
Daniel Coyle, Managing Director of Gold Sponsors Ryebridge Construction said: “ We are delighted to have sponsored this event and although it was at times hard going, our team enjoyed the ride as well!