GamesAid cyclists complete third Brighton-Cologne charity ride

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 28 August 2013 13:03 GMT

Warner Bros. PR boss Cat Channon et al have completed the third GamesAid charity cycle from gamescom Cologne to Brighton. Give some money. It was a long way.

Said Channon: “Our group comprised of six riders, one driver and a navigating masseuse (an essential for all future trips).

“Everyone was riding to raise money for GamesAid, which supports British based, youth and children’s charities. This is the third year for the cycle, which covers 352 miles from gamescom in Cologne to Brighton, via Dieppe and Newhaven. We cover four countries: Germany, Holland, Belgium and France.

“It’s an awesome trip but comes off the back of one of the hardest work weeks for us all of the year, which is what makes it all the more challenging.”

The ride takes three days. Taking part this year were Keef Sloan, James Beavan, Bruce Grove, Hastan Brooks and Julian Benson. Driving was Mark Heath and his fiancé Deborah Hood of NCSoft, who sponsored this year’s support van.

Channon continued: “To date we’ve raised over £5,000, and three of the troop have already signed up for 2014: if anyone wants in they should drop us a mail at trustees@gamesaid.org. Donations can be made here.”

And Cat isn’t finished yet.

“Personally, I’m continuing the challenge as I’m doing the entire distance from the Messe to my house under my own steam,” she said.

“I’m also swimming the channel and completing the 77.6 mile run from Dover to my front door.”

You can sponsor her continuing effort here.

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