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Jamie Menzies from Inchcape UK will be joining a group of 150 riders to cycling London 2 Paris 2023, to raise vital funds for Cure Leukaemia.
The ride will take place from 8th – 12th June 2023, and will see Jamie and the rest of his team covering 500km in total as they ride from London all the way to Paris.
Jamie will be joining with a team of other colleagues from Inchcape UK, who have supported the charity in various ways over the past 12 months.
Inchcape UK have previously supported Cure Leukaemia on London 2 Paris 2022 as an official sponsor and will be supporting the event again in 2023 as the Official Support Vehicle Sponsor.
“I was offered the opportunity through my employer Inchcape to join the work team in completing the event and more importantly raise much needed funds for Leukaemia care and research which is an absolute pleasure both raise funds and support both my fellow team members and all other riders on the event.
Cancer has touched my personal family taking both my grandparents on my Mum’s side and my mum both fighting and beating various forms too, so to be able to give something back is both an enormous privilege and pleasure.”
Jamie spoke about how he’s a regular cyclist, and the cycling challenge for him will begin before the ride from London…
“I have committed on the L2P to also ride to London from home the day before which is around 212 miles, a distance I have done on day rides many times before but I’ve never then been back on the bike the following day so I will see how the legs feel then!
I am a keen road cyclist regularly commuting from my home in St Helens to Chester several times a week all year round and take part in many cycling events over the year mainly longer distance 200km and 300 km day rides and also go to both Majorca and Tenerife several times a year training.
I am really excited to do the L2P ride as riding into Paris as a cyclist is a real buzz after watching for many years the Tours final day into Paris and to get to emulate that is awesome.”
Not only will Jamie be taking on the 500km cycle ride on London 2 Paris, but he’ll also be taking part in the Pan Celtic Ultra Race.
“The Pan Celtic Ultra is exciting me but also a little scary I have never done an event of that type.
The Pan Celtic will involve around 200 miles a day for 8 days and is self-supported so no prebooked accommodation, at points will most likely be bivi and sleeping bag when needed which all has to be carried on the bike with you, but will be an amazing achievement and I will get to see some amazing sights in Brittany, UK and Wales.”
Jamie has a personal fundraising target of £1,500, and his team The Inchcape Defenders have a wider fundraising target of £9,000.