LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – A distance of 1500km and four days of gruelling, round-the-clock exercise – this is the challenge a group of property professionals has taken on in aid of charity as they prepare to test their stamina by cycling from London to MIPIM 2006 in Cannes, the world’s leading annual real estate event. The challenge has been organised in aid of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Sarah Matheson Trust, Architects for Aid and The Tom ap Rhys Pryce Memorial Trust.
The 16-strong team is made up of real estate lawyers, architects and surveyors. Leaving London on the morning of Friday 10 March, the team will take part in a 24-hour relay, taking turns to cycle for three-hour stints. Each team member will cover 300 miles and cycle for a total of 21 hours. A baton consisting of French and English flags will be carried throughout the challenge before being presented to Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, on arrival at The Croisette, in Cannes. The team plan to arrive in Cannes on Monday.
Peter Murray, the team’s organiser, said:
“The team has been working hard, taking part in increasingly intense training sessions. With the Tour de France 2007 setting off from Central London, this is the perfect time to build enthusiasm for cycling whilst showing our support for four incredibly important charities. We have received a number of generous donations to date but are still looking for further sponsorship”.