Airport team cycle to Paris by bike in a day!
Published: 21 December 2012
London Luton Airport staff this week completed a gruelling 12 hour charity challenge and raised £600 for Sue Ryder, the Airport’s Charity Partner.
Dressed as Santa Claus, a Christmas Tree and a Christmas present the team rowed and cycled their way from London Luton to Paris, a total of 331 miles, simulating on static machines the distance that will be covered by an Airport team when they cycle the route for real in September 2013.
The challenge began at 5.00am and ended shortly after 5.00pm on the 18th December, donations were received from passing passengers and colleagues, further donations are welcome via http://www.justgiving.com/luton2paris or via text giving, simply text PARI59 to 70090 stating the donation amount.
The event is just one of many planned for the coming year, as the bike ride team work towards raising a total of £30,000 for Sue Ryder through the Bike Ride Challenge.
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Notes to Editors
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.5 million passengers in 2011. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 500 and 8,000 staff respectively, is a key economic driver for the region and a major base for ‘low cost’ or ‘no frills’ air travel.
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, Aer Lingus Regional, EL AL, Blue Air and Flybe operate from the airport, departing to 100 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.
London Luton Airport Operations Limited, through its parent company TBI Limited, is owned jointly by the leading international infrastructure provider abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (with a 90 per cent shareholding) and the international business arm of Aena, the Spanish national airport and air traffic control organisation, Aena Desarrollo Internacional S.A. (with a 10 per cent shareholding).