Coach director cycles to Paris to help Transaid
THE director of Fareham coach firm Lucketts relied on pedal power when he took part in a mammoth charity cycling challenge.
Ian Luckett helped to raise more than £100,000 for international organisation Transaid as part of a team of 58 cyclists.
The pedal-pushers cycled from London to Paris in the three-day Big European Cycle challenge.
Ian cycled 240 miles from London to the Eiffel Tower. The money raised will support projects to transform lives in sub-Saharan Africa.
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 said: ‘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.’