Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Freight Forwarder Backs the Bikers

Geodis Support V Ships Charity Cycle Event
Shipping News Feature

UK – Freight forwarder Geodis Wilson has responded to the heightened sporting spirit generated by the London 2012 Olympics with its move to back the sterling cycling efforts of five employees from one of its group partners, ship management company V Ships. The intrepid five, inspired no doubt by British biking hero Bradley Wiggins’ historic win in the Tour de France last month, will set off from London today on the road to the French capital, finishing the 500 kilometres trip in the shadow of the Paris Eiffel Tower five days later.

Geodis Wilson is undertaking the logistics of transporting the V Ships’ cycles from their Glasgow base to the start point at London’s Crystal Palace as well as returning the hard-ridden machines at the end of the trip. The supply chain management solutions provider will also be supporting the five-man squad, who are raising money for The Mission to Seafarers, an important shipping industry charity, with various items of equipment for the journey. Richard Martin, General Manager, Scotland for Geodis Wilson said:

“We are delighted to support the riders from V Ships in their fund-raising for such a worthy cause. We wish them well and praise their efforts. We feel that backing the V Ships bikers is a practical illustration of this mission.”

Photo: The V Ships staff will wish for the same triumphant entry into Paris that Wiggins enjoyed.