02/10/2017 - Cycle power boosts charity funds by £100,000
London to Paris cycle ride for Transaid
A Hampshire businessman has swapped engine power for pedal power by cycling from London to Paris for charity.
Ian Luckett, director of Fareham coach firm Lucketts Travel, has helped to raise more than £100,000 for international development organisation Transaid as part of a team of 58 cyclists.
The European cycle challenge, which is in its fifth year, saw Ian and others from the transport and logistics industry cycle 240 miles from London to the Eiffel Tower. The money raised by the team will go towards supporting Transaid’s projects to transform lives in sub-Saharan Africa through safe, available, and sustainable transport.
Ian said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere on the journey as we passed through a mixture of hilly terrain and picturesque French villages. Cycling non-stop for three days is no mean feat but knowing we’ve helped to raise so much money for a very worthy cause makes it all worthwhile.”
Transaid’s Head of Fundraising, Florence Bearman, who took part in the ride says: “Our cycle challenges are always a lot of fun, but they really put you to the test too. We’re incredibly lucky to enjoy such fantastic levels of industry backing, particularly when we’re asking busy people to get out from behind their desks and pedal hard for three days!”
To find out more about Lucketts visit www.lucketts.co.uk and to find out more about Transaid visit www.transaid.org
Pictured – Ian Luckett at the Eiffel Tower