Purley to Paris!
One of our chosen company charities for 2017 is the Soi Dog Foundation, an organisation which carries out vital work to care for street cats and dogs in Thailand and address their medical needs.
In a bid to raise funds for this very worthwhile cause, seven intrepid explorers – George, Nico, Tony, Haye, Andy, Vim and Vim’s son Reece – decided to take on the challenge of a sponsored cycle ride from Purley to Paris (rather them than me!).
Setting out on a sunny Saturday morning, they embarked on a four day adventure accompanied by Tanya as official team support and photographer. Averaging 65 miles and 8 hours a day on their bikes, they passed through some stunning landscapes and despite frequently challenging each other to race up hills, thankfully managed to keep the spills to a minimum!
Fuelled by countless bananas and energy bars and having endured all weathers, they reached Paris safely (although a little tired and achy..) at lunchtime on Day Four. What an incredible accomplishment, we are all so proud of them.
Their wonderful efforts have raised £1350 for the Soi Dog Foundation so far and will help to improve the lives of many strays. Well done Team Tjarks!