Eight Point Two

Road to Paris!
May 11, 2011, 1:58 pm
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Two great events this last weekend! Firstly, we ran an abseil at the Trafford Centre in Manchester for the Young Enterprise. The 180 foot abseil from the Bell Tower is a big one for a first timer so there were a few scared people ‘leaning back’!!

Our other event was the long awaited London to Paris bike ride for O2 and Ventura. Over 50 riders headed off from the O2 arena in Greenwich last Friday at 7am all set for the long ride South. We then spent 4 fantastic days seeing the best of the English and French countryside in almost perfect weather (well it was a touch windy on Saturday!!!) . With nearly 300 miles and 7500 feet of ascent under our tyres we rode in to Paris on Monday for a champagne reception under the Eiffel tower! We only had one person who was forced to drop out after a bump with a kerb so it was a fantastic effort from everyone involved.

The event was the highlight of 2011 so far with a colourful mixture of staff from both companies – the finishing party in Paris on Monday night was the cream on the cake – not ot mention the £35,000+ which was raised for the Mark Gorry Foundation – see here for more details: www.themarkgorryfoundation.co.uk/

The riders proved to be a great bunch of people and a real pleasure to share the journey with!


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