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Industry leader challenge

Epic Thames Waterbike Ride 2019

The Industry Leader Challenge (ILC) baton for 2019 was passed on to three well-known senior industry leaders: Jon Wakefield, until recently Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, now heading up the firm’s Swedish national sales company; Tim Tozer, CEO of Allianz Partners UK & Ireland and Darren Guiver, Managing Director of Group 1 Automotive. These three leaders will now take on the 2019 challenge called the Epic Thames Waterbike Ride to raise much-needed funds for Ben.

The trio will be tackling 10+ hours of cycling per day, including on self-propelled Schiller waterbikes, from 4th to 7th July. This challenge, starting at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, ending in London, will be an incredible test of physical and mental endurance, as well as stamina, from start to finish.

Forget walking on water – these three will be cycling on water, alongside boats and through numerous locks, which is no mean feat! 

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