Syngenta cycle team Paris bound

Mark Sandersonin Industry News

Team Syngenta cyclists web.jpgAn intrepid Syngenta UK cycle team are preparing for this year's 'London to Paris' 300-mile cycle race, in aid of the charity Action Medical Research. The team of eight, including Simon Elsworth and Karen Roberts from the Turf and Landscape business, have been training hard for the event which begins on Thursday (July 22nd).

"Team Syngenta have put in many, many, miles of road craft in training, during lunch-breaks, after work and weekends. The legs are ready and we've all been preparing for those 'butt-numbing' hours on the road!" reports Turf & Landscape Business Manger, Simon Elsworth. "The average speed of the group has improved dramatically. We're really looking forward to the challenge, and it's for a great cause."

With 300 miles to cover in just 3 days, Team Syngenta is taking on a huge challenge in aid a great cause. The team has already gathered over £11,000 in sponsorship and if you would like to show them your support (and help Action Medical Research's funding of research to save and change children's lives) you can contribute on the sponsorship site:

Seven of the eight intrepid members of Team Syngenta show off their new strips: (from left to right) Simon Parker, Inez Cornell, Andrew Cottrell, Karen Roberts (Syngenta Turf & Landscape Communications Manager), James Barkhouse, Simon Elsworth (Syngenta Turf & Landscape Business Manager) and Bruce McKenzie. The eighth team member is Alison Pawson. (Picture attached as jpeg with release)

Action Medical Research is a great charity that believe diseases and disabilities can be beaten, and through medical research. They are creating a healthier future for everyone. Action Medical Research have been making medical breakthroughs for over 50 years - including helping develop the UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy and the hip replacement operation - saving countless lives and preventing disease and disability.

Today the Charity is looking for answers to many serious illnesses, selecting the best research projects in areas where we are most likely to find cures or treatments. To find out more about the ground breaking work of Action Medical Research (Registered charity number 208701), you can visit their website

Karen Roberts
Syngenta Turf & Landscape
Tel: 01223 883466

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