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Transport industry turns to pedal power

[ September 15, 2014   //   ]

The transport industry turned out in force on the weekend of 14/15 September, cycling from Tunbridge Wells to Brussels to raise £75,000 for Transaid.

They set off from the Freight Transport Association’s head office in Tunbridge Wells and headed for Dover and the ferry to Calais. In France, even the most experienced cyclists were challenged by a very strong head wind,but rewarded by a well-earned break and glass of beer in Bruges before completing the final 74 miles to Brussels on Sunday.

Upon arrival the cyclists were greeted by a party from the International Association of Public Transport – who put on a champagne and chocolate reception.

Funds raised from the event will enable Transaid to continue its life saving transport solutions in Africa.

The event was sponsored by international freight and logistics company Uniserve and included riders from Alpine Travel, Argos, Backhouse Jones Solicitors, Cadence Consulting, Clipper Logistics, Collect+, Delin Capital, DHL, GBC Europe, Marks and Spencer, Narrow Aisle, Norbert Dentressangle Logistics, Norbert Dentressangle Transport, PIE Mapping, Prospect Coaches, Transport for London, Traveline Information, University of Hull and Utrack.

Transaid’s next event is its Africa Cycle ride in June 2015 – to get involved contact Florence Bearman on 020 7387 8136 or email