04 September 2018
“We are extremely grateful to Jodi Jones and Coventry City FC for supporting our brave cycling team as they make their final prepartions for the 300-mile challenge” said Helen Grover, Director of Human Resources, GEFCO UK. “Corporate social responsibility and employee wellbeing is very important to us at GEFCO, and we are supporting the team in every way possible.”
The group of 50 cyclists has so far raised GBP25,000 for BBC Children in Need, which helps disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. The cyclists will be setting off from Coventry’s Prologis Park GEFCO UK headquarters on 7th September 2018 at 9am, with a press call from 8am with former England rugby star, Tim Stimpson, and BBC Children in Need’s Pudsy.
After leaving Coventry, the team will head south and will make their first stop at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. On 8th September they will cycle from Reading to Newhaven with a pit stop at Chris Evans’ pub The Mulberry Inn in Surrey, and they will make the ferry crossing on 9th September before arriving at the GEFCO Courbevoie facility in France on 10th September. The cyclists will be documenting their preparations and the actual event on social media channels which can be followed with the hashtag, #GEFCOC2P.
GEFCO UK is a subsidiary of France-based GEFCO Group offering global supply chain solutions and automotive logistics through a multimodal network.