21 May 2014
Paragon cycle from London to Paris
Staff from Paragon, Interserve’s specialist fit-out business, are amongst sixty eight intrepid employees who are this week saddling up to cycle from London to Paris to raise money for charities including Graeae, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Setting off from the Royal Observatory at Greenwich Park in London early on the morning of 22 May, the cyclists will be riding in groups of fifteen to eighteen but meeting up for lunch and evening meals, aiming to finish three days later at the Eiffel Tower in Paris in the early evening of 24 May. Their route will take them around 275 miles via Dover, Calais and Amiens.
Commenting on the initiative, Gordon Kew, InterserveUK Building Managing Director, UK Building, who is himself taking part, said:
“Interserve Construction’s regional teams have really adopted a charitable spirit and spent 1000s of hours training as well as committing over 130 working days to this venture. This is a great example of our business giving something back to the communities in which we work, which is one of the underlining principles of our Interserve Employee Foundation. I am absolutely delighted to be part of this fantastic initiative. Roll on Paris!”
Main corporate sponsors for the event include Capita, Opus Building Services, Leehill Construction, Interserve Engineering Services, Skerritts, Innovare, Hewlett & Sons, Actiform Group & Masefield Building Services, DMA, RCL Royland, Rentec, Progressive Systems, Opus and Spie.