Luton Airport News Update: Employees Ride For Ryder

Luton Airport Sue Ryder

Luton Airport News Update: Employees ride for Ryder. Luton Airport workers are setting out for a London to Paris bike ride for charity partner Sue Ryder.

Several employees from London Luton Airport have undertaken to meet the challenge of a gruelling bike ride in order to raise much-needed funds for the charity partner of the airport – Sue Ryder.

Workers from many differing departments within Luton Airport have signed up to cycle a distance of over three hundred and fifteen miles.  The cycle ride will start at the control tower at London Luton Airport and the destination and finish of the marathon ride will be at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Those who have undertaken the challenge are hoping that they will complete the ride in four days that will mean that they will have to be in the saddle for about eighty miles every day.

Luton Airport News Update

Starting from the control tower at the airport the route will take the riders through parts of southern England to Canterbury and then on to Dover.   On the other side of the channel the trail will head into northern France calling at Abbeville and Beauvais before the end of the ride is reached at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

The team, that is nineteen strong, come from the airport and from partner companies and have already secured an impressive thirty one thousand pounds worth of donations.  The funds that are raised from the marathon bike ride are earmarked for various projects that Sue Ryder has in the local area to include the Stagenhoe Neurological Unit in Hertfordshire and St John’s Hospice in Bedford.

London’s Luton Airport has a well-known and illustrious charitable history and has always worked to contribute to the local community having raised many thousands of pounds in charitable donations in the process.

A spokesman for the Sue Ryder Foundation said that the bike ride had been a very welcome and key element of the on- going support that the charity has received from the airport. The partnership between the airport and the charity was set up two years ago. All those working at the charity wanted to wish the cyclists every success with the epic bike ride and are keen to show their support for the very welcome boost that the cycle ride will offer to the work of the charity in the local area.

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