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Sanofi Surrey Classic Bike Ride Raises Thousands For Charity

Published on: 14 Jul, 2015
Updated on: 14 Jul, 2015

More than 350 riders challenged themselves by cycling up to 100 miles for charity in the Sanofi Surrey Classic Bike Ride.

Sanofi staff who took part in the charity bike ride.

Sanofi staff who took part in the charity bike ride.

The one-day cycling event which started and finished at Horsley Park, was staged by Sanofi, under its Sanofi Inspires campaign, along with partners Zeus Sports and its charity partner for the event, Sport for Freedom.

Event ambassador, England rugby star Chris Robshaw, who sadly couldn’t make it to the event on June 28, due to international rugby commitments, said: “I’m absolutely gutted not to have been able to take part in the bike ride. But I want to say a massive well done and a huge thank you to all those that took part and raised money for such a great cause.”

Cyclists had the choice of four different routes: 15, 55, 85 and 100 miles, all of which took place around the Surrey countryside.

Sanofi teamed up with Surrey Wheels for All who offered access to its range of adapted bikes and tandems for the Bike Buddy scheme which enabled several less abled people the chance to participate.

The Bike Buddies were all Sanofi staff, based in Onslow Street, Guildford, who volunteered for the event. They raised more than £2,000 for Sanofi Inspires’ corporate charity, Teenage Cancer Trust.

Having fun on the bike ride raising money for charity.

Having fun on the bike ride raising money for charity.

Julia Immonen, founder of the event’s official charity partner and 100 mile finisher, said: “On behalf of Sport for Freedom, I would like to thank everyone that took part and raised money for us.

“The money raised will make a real difference to the survivors of human trafficking and will be put towards our First Steps programme, which aims to rehabilitate people affected by human trafficking into society, through sport.”

The event has so far raised thousands of pounds for Sport for Freedom.

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