Articles - Cycling to success in Monte Carlo to raise £58k for Charity

 JLT Reinsurance Brokers Limited (JLT Re) team members cycled to success in Monte Carlo this week after a gruelling 9 day journey, covering 1,300Km. The team comprised of Harry Owen, Emma Biggs, Paul Harris, Barry Keegan, Chris Medlock and Andrew Sainsbury. David Ibeson, CEO of Lloyds syndicate Apollo also joined as a guest for the ride. The journey presented participants with an average daily ride of 145km, through treacherous terrain; over some of the toughest cycling routes France has to offer.

 The team has raised over GBP 58,000 for charities such as The Wooden Spoon Society, who support mentally and physically disadvantaged children; and Action on Addiction, a charity who perform work in research, prevention, treatment, professional education, and support for families, children and campaigns.

 “This is an incredible and truly inspirational achievement for the JLT Re team. Not only have these individuals successfully conquered some of the toughest cycling routes in France, they have raised an exceptional amount of money for two fantastic charities, and I expect them to be just as successful here in Monte Carlo” said Alastair Speare-Cole, CEO of JLT Re.

 This journey was a tough personal and collective challenge. The team climbed a total of 12,920m (42,389ft) over the course in 9 days.

 Harry Owen, JLT Re team member said, “There were times when it was tough, some days I didn’t know if we would be able to reach Monte Carlo, but we did and it feels fantastic. I feel privileged to have been able to be a part of the team and I am truly humbled by the great response we have received, not to mention the generous donations people have made for our charities “

 The charity ride began outside Lloyd’s of London, Lime Street on the 30th August 2013 and the team finally reached Casino Square, Monte Carlo on the 7th September. Companies that appeared on the team shirt by sponsoring the initiative included Lloyd & Partners Limited, Russell, TransRe, Weston Insurance, RMS and JLT.

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