23rd Apr, 2019

Coventry City's Jodi Jones helps launch 300-mile Children in Need cycle

Felix Nobes 6th Sep, 2018

COVENTRY City winger Jodi Jones has helped launch a daring charity cycle from Coventry to Paris – along with a former rugby star.

The Sky Blues starlet supported the kit launch for a team of 50 riders ready to embark on the 300-mile challenge on Saturday.

And tomorrow Pudsey Bear and ex-England international and rugby union full back Tim Stimpson will be guests of honour at the start-line of the fundraiser for BBC charity, Children in Need.

The team of riders from Coventry business GEFCO has so far raised £25,000 for the charity, which helps disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

The cyclists will set off from the GEFCO UK headquarters, in Prologis Park, at 9am.

After leaving Coventry, the team will head south and will make their first stop at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

On September 8 they will cycle from Reading to Newhaven with a pit stop at Chris Evans’ pub The Mulberry Inn in Surrey.

They will then make the ferry crossing on September 9 before arriving at the GEFCO facility in France on September 10.

Helen Grover, director of human resources at GEFCO, said: “We are extremely grateful to Jodi Jones and Coventry City Football Club for supporting our brave cycling team as they make their final prepartions for the challenge.

“Corporate social responsibility and employee wellbeing is very important to us at GEFCO, and we are supporting the team in every way possible.”

The cyclists will be documenting their preparations and the kick-off event on social media channels which can be followed with the hashtag, #GEFCOC2P.

GEFCO UK is a subsidiary of France-based GEFCO Group offering automotive logistics.

For more information, visit gefco.net

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