Prologis 100 cycle challenge

Press Release

September 21, 2016
Over 100 cyclists braved the September heatwave to complete the Prologis 100 Cycling Challenge. Riding either 100 miles or 100 kilometres through the Leicestershire countryside, the team raised around £14,000 for LandAid and the Jack-Rabbit Foundation.

Prologis has organised the Prologis Cycle Challenge every September for the past seven years. The team has ridden around France, across the Alps, through the Lake District, over the Yorkshire Dales, raising a total of over £220,000 for many different charities.

This year’s charities were an obvious choice. 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 the Jack-Rabbit Foundation, is the 2016 official charity of the Industrial Agents’ Society. Set up by Prologis colleague Nigel Rowe and his wife Olivia in memory of their son Jack, the Jack-Rabbit Foundation aims to increase awareness of the danger of water to babies and toddlers and raise funds to support life saving techniques.

“This year’s Cycle Challenge was fantastic,” said Paul Weston, Senior Vice President at Prologis. “The weather was perfect and although the ride was tough, just about everyone rode through to the finish.
 
Team Prologis - Raring to go!

It was hard work, but well worth the effort. We had wonderful support from riders, organisers and sponsors and we have raised much needed funds for two excellent charities.

Paul Weston, Prologis UK

The Prologis 100 Cycle Challenge 2016 was sponsored by: Avison Young, Lambert Smith Hampton, Savills, FHP, Delta Planning, Cedarwood, Winvic, Turleys, RPS Group, DTRE, JLL, Readie Construction, Whiting Landscape, CBRE, Michael Sparks Associates, Billington Structures.

To find out more about the fantastic work done by our 2 chosen charities follow the links below:
 

Jack Rabbit Foundation

The Jack-Rabbit Foundation has been set up as a charity fund within the Prism Charitable organisation to raise awareness of the dangers of swimming pools and saving lives of very young children.

The foundation will use its funds raised to build awareness of water as a dangerous and multiple killer of our children in the UK and introduce the very support technique needed in the form survival swimming lessons.
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LandAid

LandAid is the property industry's charity, working all year round to help make our vision of ending youth homelessness in the UK a reality. 

We bring together businesses and individuals from across the industry to support charities delivering life-changing services for young people who are or have been homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness in the future.
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