Mapei, leading manufacturers of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for building, are delighted to have sponsored design practise Aedas Architects cycling team in the Cycle to Cannes challenge.
Cycle to Cannes is a fundraising charity and annual bike ride from London to Cannes, France. The event is principally sponsored by Aedas, who were ranked earlier this year as the world's largest design practice in the BD World Architecture 100 survey. The motto for the event 1500km 80 riders 100% challenge describes the tough task that the cyclists were presented with. Cyclists tallied a total riding time of 56hrs 43mins over the 6 days, at an average speed of 15.8mph with 242km covered daily on average.
Marcus Wilkins, Studio Director from Aedas Architects, was one of five who completed the challenge from Aedas, commented: It was a fantastic trip and one to never forget. This is an amazing charity venture and I am delighted to be part of it for the first time.
Since 2006, the event has raised more than £1 million for a range of charities in the UK and abroad, this year it is hoped to have raised £200,000. Two-thirds of the money will go towards the work of Coram, with Article 25, Tom's Trust, The MSA Trust and the Emthonjeni Trust receiving smaller grants.
Coram is the UKs first childrens charity, acting every day to support 15,000 vulnerable children, young people and their families across the nation, and reach a further 800,000 school children through Coram Life Education. Coram has a pioneering approach and range of services, including adoption, creative therapies and supported housing for young people who are leaving care.