Simon’s back in the saddle!
Truth be told, he never really got out of it and he does love a challenge!
Senior Partner, Simon Jacklin, is joining Team Lockton on Legal & General Real Asset’s Cycle to MIPIM 2020.
He will be one of around 170 riders cycling 1500 kms though France to arrive in Cannes on the French Riviera for the start of MIPIM, the international real estate show.
The annual Cycle to MIPIM event, organised by Club Peloton, is a huge fund-raiser for charity and it’s no mean feat for the cyclists involved. Punishingly early starts, long days and late finishes, not to mention challenging climbs and variable(!) weather conditions, combine to make completing the ride a real achievement.
It’s something that Simon knows all about having taken part in the 2018 event. Memories of a tyre blow-out on a fast descent in the dark don’t quite keep him awake at night but he’d certainly rather focus on the more exhilarating moments; the amazing views, teamwork, camaraderie and the fact that it is all in aid of a brilliant cause – the children’s charity Coram.
Coram helps hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children and young people every single year by developing skills, building emotional strength, upholding children’s rights and finding adoptive parents for those in the greatest need.
Simon is aiming to raise £3000 to help fund the vital work that Coram undertakes. If you’d like to help him and show your support please visit his fund-raising page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simonjacklin
So with just a month to go, prior experience of the ride and all its challenges have certainly focused the mind – quote from Simon, ‘I’ll be better prepared this time’ – and training sessions are seriously ramping up! We’ll keep you posted on his progress.