EPIC Kev and his EPIC bike ride
On Friday 3rd July Kevin Murton and a team of 16 riders from across the waste industry set out to cycle from the Tower of London to the Eiffel Tower. Over four days the team travelled 299 miles through some of the most beautiful countryside, arriving in Paris on the evening of Monday 7th July.
The bike ride was the brainchild of John Jones (Amey), Vince Dignam (City of London), Arend Mouton (City of London Police) and Steve Hart (Riverside Truck Rental) who had a vision of the waste industry coming together to support each other and a variety of different charities, each with a personal story linked to the riders or their companies. The 18 riders were Andy Savery, Aonghus O’Heocha, Arend Mouton, Craig Durrant, Dave Prince, Jon Siviter, Julian Glasspole, Kevin Murton, Richard Marsh, Steve Hart, Vince Dignam, Martin Lister, John Jones, Siobhan Henn, Richard Kirk, Vicki Kirk and Robert Alpin.
A special mention must be given to the members of the support crew who helped encourage and support the riders to the finish line, offering massage, water and a general shoulder to lean on. Members were Jason Airey, Trevor Evans, Shaun Hamilton, Jake Peters and Kate Lloyd.
Collectively the teams have raised over £26,000 for their chosen charities, with Kevin raising over £650 for Demelza House Hospice, which offers care for life limited children and their families, offering respite breaks, end of life care and bereavement support . There is still time to donate to Kevin or any of the other riders by visiting their just giving pages via this link https://www.justgiving.com/teams/Tower-Towercycle.
Speaking after the ride, Kevin Murton said “It has been a long hard 4 days but we have had a great time and made lasting friendships that will continue for many years to come”. Planning is already underway for next year’s bike ride, when the riders are planning to conquer Belgium.