They’ve done it! Over 700 miles to Paris and Alpe d’Huez raises thousands for Cancer Research UK

Purley2Alpe d’Huez by pedal power seemed unbelievable when our riders set off last Thursday morning. Well now they’re back, they’ve raised thousands for Cancer Research UK and we’re all unbelievably proud of their achievement.

The 29 cyclists have now raised a staggering £18,000+ for charity and if you’re inspired by their fantastic achievement there’s still time to donate.

Sage UKI CEO Brendan Flattery says: “We’re all incredibly proud of the riders.  They’ve raised over £18,000 for Cancer Research UK, our chosen charity for this year and it’s a brilliant start to our Sage Day fundraising marathon.“I would like to personally congratulate each and every one of the riders for their tremendous achievement and to say an extra special thank you to Graeme Houghton, Colin Edgar and Leigh Thompson who have done a brilliant job of organising the whole event.

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29 riders set off last Thursday morning from our Purley office for the ride to Paris.  16 of them then continued on to Alpe d’Huez, finishing in Grenoble on Wednesday afternoon.

After having a celebratory evening meal with people from our Grenoble office, and a well-earned rest yesterday, they flew back into the UK on Thursday.

Special thanks too to support drivers Derek Heatherington, Melvin Fletcher and James Pearcy and organising team Perry Moore, Stuart Morrison, Bridget Thirsk and Simon Hales.  Thanks also to sponsors:

  • Baxter Storey
  • Central Brand Marketing
  • Chill Coffee Shop
  • Datalinx Computer Systems
  • Eden Springs
  • Green Mountain Travel
  • Lex Autolease
  • Mars
  • Northumbrian Water
  • Nuffield Health
  • Sicon
  • West Marketing Communications
  • Wildoo

You can post your congratulations right here on Connect and don’t forget to dig deep and boost that fundraising total here.

 Purley to Paris Riders: 

Purley to Alpe d’Huez Riders:

Alan Gray

Azam Mohammed

Chris Strong

David Mawer

David Morris

James Baker

Jamie Stalker

Jonathan Denton

Ken Rose

Nicholas Rose

Richard Aird

Robin Holland

Tim Olsen

 Andrew Catton

Andrew Morkot

Colin Edgar

Daniel Harrison

David Gulliver

Gareth Bell

Gareth Bell

Gary Scott

Ian Clarke

Leigh Thompson

Mark Terrey

Nick Mills

Philip Gibson

Richard Youngman

Steve Jemmott

Stuart Morrison