Coventry FC winger Jodi Jones and England rugby star Tim Stimpson support GEFCO UK cycle challenge

Coventry, UK, 4th September, 2018 – Jodi Jones, who plays for Coventry City FC, has launched the official kit for the GEFCO UK team who are cycling from Coventry to Paris, France, to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

The 20-year-old winger was the star guest at the GEFCO UK Prologis Park headquarters on Saturday to offer his support as the team prepares to set off at 9am on Friday, 7th September 2018.

“We are extremely grateful to Jodi Jones and Coventry City FC for supporting our brave cycling team as they make their final prepartions for the 300-mile challenge,” said Helen Grover, Director of Human Resources, GEFCO UK.

“Corporate social responsibility and employee wellbeing is very important to us at GEFCO, and we are supporting the team in every way possible.”

The group of 50 cyclists has so far raised GBP25,000 for BBC Children in Need, which helps disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

The cyclists will be setting off from Coventry’s Prologis Park GEFCO UK headquarters on 7th September 2018 at 9am, with a press call from 8am with former England rugby star, Tim Stimpson, and BBC Children in Need’s Pudsy.

After leaving Coventry, the team will head south and will make their first stop at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

On 8th September they will cycle from Reading to Newhaven with a pit stop at Chris Evans’ pub The Mulberry Inn in Surrey, and they will make the ferry crossing on 9th September before arriving at the GEFCO Courbevoie facility in France on 10th September.

The cyclists will be documenting their preparations and the actual event on social media channels which can be followed with the hashtag, #GEFCOC2P.

GEFCO UK is a subsidiary of France-based GEFCO Group offering global supply chain solutions and automotive logistics through a multimodal network.

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At the GEFCO UK cycle challenge kit launch, from left to right: Adam Lilley, Paul Hartopp, Mike Grover, Pudsy, Helen Grover, Jodi Jones, Dawn Kelly, and Paul Vickers.




At GEFCO, we believe long-lasting cooperation with partners is the key to shared growth. Building on 69 years of expertise and a strong heritage in the automotive industry, we design smart, flexible solutions for complex supply chains. Today, the GEFCO Group is the European leader in automotive logistics, and a top 10 global partner in multimodal supply chain solutions.

The Group is present in 47 countries, includes over 300 destinations in its current network and employs 13,000 people globally. GEFCO reported a turnover of EUR4.4 billion in 2017.

GEFCO has been present in the UK since 1981. With headquarters located in Coventry, GEFCO UK employs 600 people in 18 sites.

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