Just weeks after completing a challenging London-Brighton charity bike ride, construction contractor blu-3 has once again applied pedal power to raise money for a worthy cause – and this time the team went overseas!
blu-3 Chairman, Danny Chaney, took to the saddle alongside 100 other cyclists for a gruelling 275-mile, five-day bike ride from London to Paris on behalf of Action Medical Research, a charity dedicated to improving the health of babies and children.
The feat marks the inaugural Ziggurat adventure, an annual cycling challenge for the construction and built environment industry that aims to raise £150,000 across all participants.
Departing from Coulsdon, in Surrey, the cyclists pedalled their way to Kent and sailed across the Channel to Calais before completing their journey in Paris on Sunday July 23, coinciding with the final stage of the Tour de France.
Mr Chaney said: “This ride took some real stamina and resilience to complete – the sheer number of miles we had to cover each day was quite incredible and tough on the legs to say the least!
“We’re so pleased to be supporting Action Medical Research. The charity does fantastic work to fight the diseases that devastate the lives of so many children. Every donation made will make a genuine impact in helping them to help others. We’d like to thank those who have already supported us, and encourage our network to give whatever they can.”
Action Medical Research funds research into the diseases that affect the lives children in the UK. Achieving breakthroughs since 1952 like pregnancy ultrasounds, the rubella vaccine and the first UK polio vaccines, the charity has helped to transform and save thousands of children’s lives. The charity uses donations to support the development of new treatments and cures.