Annodata's marathon charity bike ride
On 30th August, the Annodata ‘Magnificent 6’ - Andrew Harman, Steve Luff, Monique Rey, Mark Patterson, Karl Brown and Patrick Taylor - will compete in the 4-day London to Paris bike ride, hoping to raise £40,000 for The British Legion.
About the British Legion
The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Armed Forces charity. They provide practical, emotional and financial support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present, and their families. They actively campaign to improve their lives and safeguard the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. They also organise the Poppy Appeal, one of the UK's largest membership organisations and are recognised as the nation's custodian of Remembrance. Their mission is to provide welfare, comradeship, representation and remembrance for the Armed Forces Community.
The London to Paris ride is an amazing charity challenge starting from the UK's capital, through the English countryside, over to rural France and finally on to the heart of Paris, completing the journey underneath the Arc de Triomphe. The Annodata ‘Magnificent 6’, with only pedal power to cover 460 kilometres, is aiming to complete the distance in 4 days. Among the ‘Magnificent 6’ there is a mix of ability and experience – but as they race as a team, they will have to rely on each other for encouragement, motivation and massage for the inevitable ‘saddle sores’. Whilst the ‘Magnificent 6’ team consists of mostly men, there is a special mention for Monique Rey, the lone brave woman – the only girl on the team. Most importantly however, Monique is French, which will prove invaluable to the team as they make their way through the beautiful French countryside.
Living in a world that moves at 100 mph and with austerity measures placed on almost everything, we sometimes forget the people who have given everything to make the UK a democratic and prosperous place to live. So, if you are able to donate anything, no matter how small (or large), your support would be gratefully received.