Prologis cycle challenge raises £17,600 for charity

Press Release

On an early September morning, more than 100 intrepid cyclists set off on the Prologis 100 Cycle Challenge, riding for either 100 miles or 100 kilometres through the Warwickshire countryside. By the end of the day, they had raised a total of £17,600 for LandAid and for The Faraway Children’s Charity, in memory of James Swallow, a fellow property professional and keen cyclist.

Prologis has organised the Prologis Cycle Challenge every September for the past eight years. The team has ridden for thousands of miles around France, across the Alps, through the Lake District and over the Yorkshire Dales.

Team Prologis at this years' charity cycle challenge

In 2016, Prologis brought the Cycle Challenge closer to home with the launch of the Prologis 100 in Leicestershire. This proved so popular that the company organised the 2017 event along similar lines. Wherever it is held, the Prologis Cycle Challenge is always a successful fund raiser and this year’s total means that the team has raised more than £242,000.

Since the start of the Prologis Cycle Challenge, the team has cycled for many different charities. This year, the choice was straightforward. Prologis is a corporate sponsor of LandAid, the charity that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK, while James Swallow’s family nominated The Faraway Children’s Charity.

“This year’s Prologis 100 Cycle Challenge was hard work, but well worth the effort,” said Paul Weston, Senior Vice President at Prologis. “We had fantastic support from the cyclists, sponsors and the organisers and we have raised funds for two wonderful charities.

The event was also an opportunity for many participants to remember James Swallow. As well as raising money for The Faraway Children’s Charity, many of us cycled in red socks in James’ memory.

Paul Weston, Prologis UK

“The event was also an opportunity for many participants to remember James Swallow. As well as raising money for The Faraway Children’s Charity, many of us cycled in red socks in James’ memory.”

The Prologis 100 Cycle Challenge 2017 was sponsored by: Avison Young, Lambert Smith Hampton, Savills, FHP, Delta Planning, Cedarwood, Winvic, Turleys, RSP Group, DTRE, JLL, Readie Construction, Whiting Landscape, CBRE, Michael Sparks Associates, Benniman, VolkerFitzpatrick, Colliers International, Graftongate, Tassell Design.