We are proud to announce the official teams for this year's The LONDON-PARIS. Find out more about them and their motivation to ride the event.
Team Name: Abide
Abide Financial Ltd was established in response to the ever-increasing burden posed by capital market regulation. Founded by industry experts, Abide Financial seeks to set the standard in terms of the range, quality and value of Transaction Services offered to its clients.
With over a billion Trade and Transaction reports validated and submitted during the past year, Abide continues to set the standards in supporting market participants with their reporting requirements.
This year, Abide is supporting a worthy charity, Futures for Kids (http://futuresforkids.org.uk) with it's London-Paris ride and hopes that the efforts of the two teams participating will go some way to improving the situations of some of the children that the charity works with.
Team Name: Bulkhardware
Bulk Hardware is Britain's leading supplier to trade of bulk packed and pre-packed hardware, ironmongery, DIY and housewares products.
As well as offering numerous extensive product ranges of our own, we also specialise in designing, producing and supplying own-brand ranges for customers.
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.
Team Name: Future for Kids
Launched in 2008, Futures For Kids (FFK) provides a fundraising vehicle through which the Future's industry can, collectively, raise money with the aim of providing funds to support children's charities around the world.
We are thrilled to have raised in excess of £1.86 million since inception and whether it is a programme in the UK aimed at helping underprivileged young people overcome various issues in their lives and engage with society by equipping them with the skills needed to put them back on track to a more positive income, or helping street kids in the slums of Kenya, we have seen, first hand, the difference we have made to many children's lives.
Our fundraising is largely achieved through the organisation of a range of events from our annual flagship Gala Dinner, to quiz nights, poker nights, and our now established Walk To Work day.
FFK helps a range of childrens charities across the UK and overseas through long-term financial support or one-off donations. Since inception, charities supported have included: Arts for All, Beyond Autism, Educaid, EveryChild, Hi Cap, HopeHIV, Kids in Kathmandu, Princes Trust (Fairbridge), Whizz Kidz and Young Epilepsy.
Team Name: Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells is a global legal practice that helps corporations, financial institutions, and governmental entities across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues globally and locally. We have over 2,500 lawyers operating out of more than 40 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States.
Hogan Lovells offers:
Our practice breadth, geographical reach, and industry knowledge provide us with insights into the issues that affect our clients most deeply and enable us to provide high quality business-oriented legal advice to assist them in achieving their commercial goals.
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.
Team Name: IG
IG is a global leader in online trading, providing fast and flexible access to over 10,000 financial markets including shares, indices, forex, commodities and binaries.
Established in 1974 as the world's first financial spread betting firm, its aim is to become the default choice for active traders globally. It is already an award-winning multi-platform trading company, the world's No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex.
It is a member of the FTSE 250 with a market capitalisation of £2.2 billion (May 2014), and with offices across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the US, where it offers limited risk derivatives contracts via the Nadex brand.
IG has been heavily involved in cycling through past sponsorships of Team Sky, the Tour of Britain, the IG London Nocturne and Team IG-Sigma Sport.
* Based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, July 2014
Team Name: Tsunami Axis
Tsunami Axis is Herman Miller's most experienced dealer partner in the UK. A key player on a wide range of high-profile projects nationally and internationally, we provide unrivalled support at every level of a project and have 5 offices London, Edinburgh, St Neots, Baku and Larnaca.
Our success is founded on building long-term relationships with architects, designers and blue chip clients based on trust, unsurpassed service and an understanding and passion for workplace design.
The Tsunami Axis team has over 183 years of combined experience within the commercial interiors sector. The expertise and skills of the 30-strong team, encompass all aspects of supply, design, project management, installation and after sales management.
Team Name: Tullett Prebon
Tullett Prebon is one of the world's leading interdealer brokers. Primarily operating as an intermediary in the wholesale financial and energy sectors, Tullett Prebon facilitates the trading activities of its clients, in particular commercial and investment banks. Product areas include: Fixed Income Securities and their derivatives, Interest Rate Derivatives, Treasury products, Equities and Energy and Commodities.
With offices in 23 countries, Tullett Prebon operates voice, hybrid, electronic, volume matching, algorithmic matching and risk mitigation platforms, to accommodate its clients' requirements and to satisfy the regulatory driven evolution of the marketplace.
In addition to its brokerage services, Tullett Prebon offers a variety of market information services through its established IDB Market Data division; Tullett Prebon Information, which collects, cleanses and distributes real-time information to data providers.
HotChillee and Cervélo form Strategic PartnershipMonday 19th January 2015
The multi faceted agreement means that Cervélo will be the Official Road Bike Partner for all HotChillee road events with the Cervélo R5 being the HotChillee Ride Captains bike of choice on all road events. Riders will also be able to gain access to Cervélo bikes, technology and education through the HotChillee Training Ride series that starts at the end of January. The partnership further means that HotChillee becomes an event partner to the famous bike brand.Read More ...
HotChillee team finishes second at the Coronation Double Century with Ben Swift, Nicholas Dlamini and Shameeg Salie supporting development cyclingMonday 24th November 2014
HotChillee 2, the team that included British pro Ben Swift and HotChillee development rider Nicholas Dlamini who has recently signed for the MTN-Qhubeka team, came second (5hr 9min 49sec) in the Coronation Double Century this weekend.Read More ...