Team Name: 353
"353 is not a number"
2013 sees Team 353 enter this fantastic event. Building on the experience of Howard and Chris who completed the 2012 event. If you saw the Eurosport coverage from 2012 you will recognise them: they completely hogged the limelight!
Team 353 hopes to raise money for its charitable cause, raise the spirits of its supporters and raise the profile of those who we endeavour to honour with our efforts.
So . a dad, an uncle, two godfathers and 3 good friends; mostly old men with creaking bones and red wine fueled veins, will don the lycra and pick up the challenge of The London-Paris 2013 in memory of uniquely brave individuals.
353 is a charitable trust in the memory of Conrad James Lewis of the Parachute Regiment who was the 353rd soldier to die in the theatre of Afghanistan. He was mentioned in dispatches' for his bravery whilst fighting for our continued freedom. The freedom to use the Tube, get on a bus and stage the Olympics without the fear of terrorist atrocities. 353 hopes to carry on his work of putting his mates first every time when facing the ultimate challenge.
As well as providing direct support to members of the military community and their families, we will be contributing funds to a range of charities, including the Paracharity, the Parachute Regiment's Afghanistan Trust, Nowzad dogs and Troop Aid. Each of which get tangible direct results.
The Paracharity provides important help in terms of the relief of need, hardship and distress amongst past and present members of the parachute regiment and their dependents. While the Afghanistan trust offers a wide range of support, including help with mobility, providing training and equipment for future employment as well as covering accommodation and transport costs for families to visit the wounded, or for the bereaved to attend remembrance services.
Team Name: Veloccino
Four cyclists, originally from Australia, now scattered across London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney are looking forward to the challenge of the London-Paris as a team. Two of the four have ridden the London-Paris before and having a common bond of excessive espresso consumption have created VELOCCINO as a focus for European cycling adventure. Stage one is London-Paris as the first, and arguably best organised, of many events to come for this team.
Team Name: Bikeradar
BikeRadar.com is the world's largest and most comprehensive source of cycling product, news and reviews, averaging over 2.2 million global unique users per month. Joining Richard Schofield and Claire Hawkins from BikeRadar are David Lane from Paligap Ltd and Lloyd Townsend from Ison Distribution. Paligap are the exclusive distributor for brands including PowerTap, CycleOps, Saris, Fast Forward, Ritchey and Stan's No Tubes to name but a few.Paligap Head office in Bristol now has a dedicated team of 23 employees including four Territory sales managers covering the UK and Ireland and backed by a experienced internal sales team , customer service department and state of the art Warehouse and B2B system for 24 hour dealer ordering. www.paligap.cc
Known simply as "ID" in many circles, Ison Distribution has served the UK IBD sector with top-end products and tools/service for more than 2 decades. Ison was formed in 1992 by Lloyd Townsend whilst was working inside his family's Townsends Light Blue Bicycle shop (established in 1895). Lloyd recognised a need for products that were not available in the UK and began sourcing from the US, and Europe and offering to other shops. Ison has a B2C facing window for consumers to see products and locate dealers,and a B2B website to provides dealers with on-line ordering access anytime. www.ison-distribution.com
Team Name: Adventure HQ
The first of its kind for the UAE, GCC and Middle East, Adventure HQ is a Dubai based dedicated outdoor adventure retail specialist offering equipment for a wide range of active lifestyle pursuits such as: fishing, kayaking, diving, camping, hiking, cycling, off-roading plus plenty more.
Whether you're a first timer, weekend enthusiast or accomplished adventurer, Adventure HQ supplies the widest and most diverse range of gear and supporting services for your outdoor adventures.
More than just another retail store, Adventure HQ offers a unique retail environment where you can have an adventure while you shop. Activities include a 'Climbing Pinnacle' and 'Cable Climb' which are designed to challenge your adventurous skills. The store also features a 'Chill Chamber', the coolest place in Dubai, for testing gear designed for cold conditions.
Team Name: Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin, a leading provider of investment management and financial planning services across the UK, is delighted to field a team of riders to cycle to Paris with Hot Chillee for the third consecutive year.
We rode the L2P in support of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research in 2011 and 2012, raising over £150,000 for the charity. We have also ridden Cardiff to London for the Tom Maynard Trust and fielded a team at the Nocturne earlier this year. Cycling is in our blood we can't get enough!
At last year's Hot Chillee event we were blown away by the immense courage and determination shown by the hand cyclists. When day two got tough and the horizontal rain hit, team seven reminded us how lucky we were, and how easy we able-bodied cyclists had it. The team inspired us and we're pleased and excited to be pedalling to Paris this summer in support of an amazing spinal injuries charity.
The Stoke Mandeville National Spinal Charity was set up this year to support the charitable work of Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The hospital's ambition is to create an international research centre of excellence to further our understanding of living with and managing spinal cord injury and to investigate new treatments to improve the quality of life of those who suffer this catastrophic injury. Our fundraising this year will be dedicated to helping to fund sports facilities including a hydrotherapy for patients to use throughout their rehabilitation.
Team Name: Caspian One
Caspian One are a are a multi niche agency with an international reach. Established in 2004, we recruit across financial services technology and broadcast technology.
Banking technology- Financial Services Technology
Delivering to both contract and permanent needs across Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Custodians and Vendors to the industry. We recruit for boutique financial organizations through to the most prestigious tier one Investment Banks.
Our geographical reach includes the UK, Europe, Canada, United States and Asia Pacific regions.
Recruiting technical and commercial staff for broadcasters, media facilities and technology supply businesses involved in the creation, management and delivery of media content, focusing on technology across production, post production, broadcast engineering & playout, and distribution.
For the suppliers of broadcast technology and equipment, including manufacturers, systems integrators and resellers, we place technical and commercial people across sales, marketing, support and professional services. Our geographical reach includes the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.
Team Name: City Index
City Index Group is a global leader in spread betting, Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and retail FX, providing consistently competitive spreads and margin access to thousands of markets worldwide including indices, shares, currencies and commodities, across its multi award winning internet and mobile trading platforms.
Formed in 1983 as one of the UK's first spread betting providers, City Index has grown to become a leading global provider of retail trading services. The Group transacts in excess of 1.5 million trades per month for customers around the world through its multi award winning internet and mobile trading platforms.
The Group trades primarily under the City Index, Finspreads, FX Solutions and IFX brands whilst also providing a fully outsourced white label solution to several partners.
City Index is committed to providing a market-leading global service based on competitive and transparent pricing, accessible and innovative technology and unrivalled customer support and education.
Simon Bird, the Group's Chief Operating Officer and seasoned rider, leads the City Index cycling team to Paris. Simons team placed a strong 2nd overall in the 2012 edition of The London-Paris event.
Good luck team!
Team Name: Colborne Garages
The Colbornes Group is a company with almost 70 years' experience in the motor industry and is proud to have been the first importer of Volkswagen cars in to the UK in 1949. We have since grown into one of the South East's leading motor retailers operating from 9 sites and representing Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen cars and commercial vehicles from our branches at Basingstoke, Camberley, Guildford, Walton on Thames and Woking. In addition we also provide a fully authorised Insurance approved Bodyshop and Trade Parts Specialist facility to supply genuine approved parts for Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda.
As a Company, we are the main sponsors for the Colbornes-Felt national cycle race team and are also associated with other regional cycle teams and cycle events. Many of our staff regularly participate in cycling events ranging from Time Trials, Sportives and Triathlons with several employees including the Managing Director completing the gruelling Ironman distance races both abroad and in the UK over the last year.
Team Name: Cyclosure
On top of being an Official Sponsor of The London-Paris, we have decided to take it one step further this year and enter a team! Our team is made up of Towergate Wilsons employees and we will be taking on this challenge to raise money for a charity close to our hearts - The Towergate Foundation.
Cyclosure offer some of the best value, specific cover for cyclists going abroad, or for organisers requiring insurance for their event. Part of the Towergate insurance group, the largest independent insurance intermediary in Europe and specialising in niche insurance provision and as a partner to Cyclosport.org, Cyclosure has a wealth of experience in events.
Cyclosure's popular travel products offer medical and emergency cover for up to £10m, personal accident cover, baggage, personal effects and cash cover, as well as personal liability and legal cover all starting from £16.17 single trip in Europe.
Team Name: DHL
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and "The Logistics company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and 310,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 54 billion euros in 2008.
Team Name: Faitz Rhino Peloton
Faitz Chartered Accountants are a professional firm of Registered Accountants and Auditors in Johannesburg, South Africa. The firm also specialises in taxation and general business consulting.
The team are all members of the New Horizons Cycling Club http://www.nhcycling.co.za from South Africa and have come together to achieve one of their dreams whilst promoting the plight of rhinos. The dream is to ride such a prestigious event across two cycling countries on roads that have been ridden by the world's greatest cyclists our cycling pilgrimage.
Team Name: Germain Homes
Germain Homes is a Thames Valley based residential property development company specialising in creating bespoke, traditionally-built homes for the private sector. For us, the old adage of "Location Location Location" has never been more relevant than it is today. That is why we concentrate on construction projects within 10-15 miles from our head Office in Beaconsfield, an area preferred by many of our clients and known intimately to all who work for our company. Germain Homes has completed more than 100 projects ranging from cottage-style, two and three bedroom properties to very much larger detached family houses. The homes we create vary in size from 700 sq. ft to more than 7,000. Regardless of size, each is individually designed to maximize the benefits of its location, using the finest quality materials and the most modern building techniques. However, we never lose sight of those traditional construction methods and standard of craftsmanship that are becoming increasingly hard to find in the 21st Century. We are proud of our product, the quality of our materials, our unflinching attention to the smallest technical or aesthetic detail, and the reputation we've built over two decades.
Team Name: Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells is a leading international law firm, the product of a groundbreaking combination in 2010 of the US-based Hogan & Hartson, with the European-based Lovells. The firm has more than 2,500 lawyers operating out of more than 40 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Our firm operates a matched-giving campaign, "Touch", which is a fund-raising commitment designed to advance the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. We support a local nonprofit in each of the countries where we work and also support an international nonprofit on a global level. Team Hogan Lovells is riding in support of the "Touch" program at The L2P 2012.
As was the case last year, we have put together a very international team for The L2P 2012, which includes partners and other lawyers from Hogan Lovells offices in London, Munich, Amsterdam, Washington DC, Miami, Silicon Valley and Singapore. This includes lawyers who spend their time (when not cycling) leading major international corporate transactions, winning hard-fought litigation for companies around the world, managing crisis situations for leading global brand names, and advising on the financing of significant infrastructure projects.
Team Name: ICAP
ICAP is the world's leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services. With approximately 5,000 staff we operate a global network in 32 countries and are active in both established and emerging markets. ICAP's business covers markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, FX, emerging markets, equities and equity derivatives.
ICAP's team is led by David Casterton CEO of the Global Broking division and proud holder of last years "Purple Jersey". The 25 strong team this year feature riders from our global regions who work across the electronic and voice broking, post trade risk and information, back office and operations divisions.
Team Name: Midlands Truck & Van / Mercedes-Benz
Midlands Truck & Van Limited are the franchised Commercial Vehicle business in the West Midlands for Mercedes-Benz and Fuso. With depots in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton we provide sales, genuine manufacturer parts and service for new and used vehicles ranging from the brand new small van from Mercedes the Citan, up to the flagship heavy haulage Actros tractor units. The business has been involved as vehicle sponsor with the IG Sigmasport Cycling Team in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz Approved Used Commercials and is looking forward to continuing this for the 2013 season.
Team Name: ORYX
Oryx Stainless, the international leading company in raw materials Oryx Stainless is one of the leading companies trading in raw materials for the stainless steel production. The core task of our business activities is the handling and processing of stainless steel scrap. Oryx Stainless proves itself with the best contacts
We offer our business partners the ideal combination of various fortes: continuity, competence and individual support on the one hand, strength in balance sheets and international affairs on the other. We stand at your side as a professional, innovative and far-sighted business partner.
Team Name: Tullet Prebon
With a heritage stretching back over 140 years and a presence today in over 20 countries, Tullett Prebon is one of the world's largest inter-dealer brokers ('IDB'), and acts as an intermediary in the wholesale financial markets, facilitating the trading activities of its clients, in particular commercial banks and investment banks.
The business covers five major product groups: Fixed Income Securities and their derivatives, Interest Rate Derivatives, Treasury Products, Equities and Energy.
Tullett Prebon's business model provides for two types of trading activity: a traditional voice broker product, where brokers discover price and liquidity for their clients, supported by proprietary screens displaying historical data, analytics and real-time prices; and hybrid electronic platforms, which cover asset classes that include US, European and Scandi Repo, US Fixed Income, FX Options, Cash Credit and CDS, and Energy.
Tullett Prebon also has an established data sales business, Tullett Prebon Information, which collects, cleanses, collates and distributes real-time information to data providers. This is now part of Risk Management Services (RMS), launched in 2009. RMS provides clients with post-trade matching services and associated market data.
Team Name: SIS
Team Name: Stabus Rhino Peloton
Stabus is a South African transport company with an extensive fleet of passenger coaches catering for a myriad of group sizes from disparate walks of life going to very divergent events.
The team are all members of the New Horizons Cycling Club from South Africa and have come together to achieve one of their dreams whilst promoting the plight of rhinos. The dream is to ride such a prestigious event across two cycling countries on roads that have been ridden by the world's greatest cyclists our cycling pilgrimage.
Team Name: 1948 Group
Remit Group has five areas of operation; Remit Training, Remit IT Academy, Remit Resourcing, Remit Media, Remit Showroom. The group provides a broad range of business and support services to several business sectors including Automotive, IT, Food and Hospitality and Passenger Transport.
At Remit we believe that our ability to deliver a return on investment for our clients is driven quite simply by the way we do business. Our company values are the driving force behind this and act as the touchstones for our team members.
Team Name - The Storytellers
The Storytellers work with business leaders from some of the biggest corporations in the world to help drive behavioural and culture change within their organisations. We use storytelling and narrative techniques to bring complex strategy and vision to life in a truly inspiring way. We help leaders, managers and their teams to understand the personal role and contribution they can make, uniting everybody behind a common purpose, inspiring them to embrace the journey the business is on, and in turn the changes it will bring.
Our approach is unique. We've brought together a blend of disciplines quite unlike those found in any other management consultancy, including strategic consultancy, board facilitation, story writing, graphic and multi-media design, event production and navigation, film, training and coaching and project management. The results of our work are remarkable, and we're really proud of our success to date.
Team Name: TS Associates
S-Associates is a leading supplier of precision instrumentation solutions for latency sensitive trading systems. With the TipOff network monitoring appliance and the Application Tap software instrumentation card, TS-Associates provides a complete range of precision instrumentation solutions capable of providing nanometric transparency into the latency dynamics of trading systems.
TS-Associates precision instrumentation solutions have been integrated with all leading transaction, market data, middleware and HFT systems. With deployments at leading financial institutions throughout North America, Europe and AsiaPac, TS-Associates offers a truly global support capability through its centres in London, New York, Tokyo and Singapore.
Team Name: Tsunami Axis
Tsunami Axis service multi-national bluechip and government clients throughout EMEA providing furniture and office fit-out services. We have offices in London, Edinburgh and Cambridge, and have expertise in the areas of furniture procurement, design and project management. Now past our twelfth year we have expanded into the healthcare field and have recently created a specialist Healthcare company, Flourish. As keen cycling and triathlon enthusiasts we are excited to be participating in our fourth L2P in 2013.
Team Name: Skoda
Skoda's heritage with bicycles dates back to the start of the company in 1895 when the founders Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement joined forces and began manufacturing bicycles in their home town of Mlada Boleslav in Czech Republic. Cycling has remained an important area for them to support over the years - worldwide they are the partner of the famous Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Tour de Suisse, Tour de Reomandie and the Road World Championship organised by the International cycling Federation (UCI). In the UK, Skoda are very excited about their association with two UK teams this year - Rapha Condor Sharp and Team Raleigh.
The Hub Autumn Edition - The Latest News from HotChilleeFriday 18th October 2013
Following an extremely busy summer, please find below the Autumn Hub. We review the final event in our global series; the Alpine Challenge and also our newest addition Le Grand Truc. Thank you to all the inspirational riders we have met throughout the year, we feature some of you in this edition, including those that have completed all three events in the series.Read More ...
Entries open for HotChillee's 2014 Alpine Challenge on 1st October 2013Wednesday 25th September 2013
Entries for the Alpine Challenge 2014, taking place on 3rd to 7th September, open at 12:00 on 1st October 2013. Part of HotChillee's Global Event Series, the three day event pushes riders mentally and physically, with a gruelling 8000+ metres of climbing across approximately 330kms.Read More ...