KSS complete London to Paris Cycle Challenge

Last month, our very own Lee Nightingale, Kerry Thompson and Andrew McDonough completed the London to Paris Cycle Challenge in aid of Ovarian Cancer Action.

The 4-day event began on the 20th May 2015 and covered over 300 miles through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

The Cycle Challenge marks our continued support to Ovarian Cancer Action, with KSS Director James Budd completing the Ventoux Cycle Challenge in 2014. Both events are in memory of former KSS employee Paula Standen who sadly passed away last year.

The first day involved an early start at Crystal Palace riding through Kent with sweeping views of the North Downs to the white cliffs of Dover where they took the ferry to Calais. The second day, the trio headed south through the rolling French countryside encountering historic towns and small villages, before stopping at Arras, located in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. On the third day the cyclists continued travelling south through more spectacular scenery stopping off at Compiegne, north of Paris in Picardy. Lee, Kerry and Andrew’s last day involved cycling through more small villages before reaching the outskirts of Paris where the trio cycled through the Parisian streets and the Arc de Triumph before finishing beneath the arches of the Eiffel Tower.

Every year, KSS employees help to raise money for charities which have a special connection to all of us. KSS are delighted to have participated in the 4-day event raising funds for a fantastic charity.

KSS Director, Lee Nightingale said after the event “The lack of preparation and subsequent pains were soothed by the effects of breath-taking scenery, good weather and excellent companionship from all 90 participants on the four day 300 mile quest to Paris. A great event supporting some very important charities”.