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London to Paris cycle 2014: photos & the fastest wealth manager

Last month 20 wealth managers and yours truly set off on an epic cycle journey between two iconic cities, raising some £800,000 for the blood cancer charity, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

On 19th June, 20 wealth managers and I set off on an epic cycling journey from Greenwich Park in London (pictured above) to Paris raising nearly £800,000 for the blood cancer charity, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Sponsored by Catley Lakeman Securities, the four day event was a serious physical challenge but a lot of fun was had along the way and there was a huge sense of achievement when we arrived at the finish line by the Eiffel Tower.

With nearly 250 riders, the event was bigger and better than last year and so was the competition among the participants. PSigma’s Carl Fiford was the fastest in the Catley Lakeman team and came 4th overall, quickly followed by Rathbones’ Jeff Vernon. Surprisingly, Marcus Holden-Craufurd also from Rathbones and who is relatively new to cycling, beat last year’s winner of the wealth manager group, Russell Catley, one of the founders of Catley Lakeman.

Below are the results of the other wealth manager riders followed by photo action from the ride. Those riding in the medium speed group were stopped during their time trial on day 2 so unfortunately they have a few extra minutes added on to their aggregate time.

A big thank you to the charity LLR, Catley Lakeman and everyone else who made the event possible. And congratulations to all the riders!

Pos 4: Carl Fiford, PSigma, 43:05:1

Pos 5: Jeff Vernon, Rathbones, 43:42:4

Pos 17: Dan Bland, Quilter Cheviot, 50:14:3

Pos 25: Gordie Houston, Brewin Dolphin, 53:45:5

Pos 31: George Hickey, Catley Lakeman, 55:49:0

Pos 34: Will Scott, Bestinvest, 56:17:0

Pos 43: Stephen Jones, Brewin Dolphin, 1:01:07:0

Pos 50: Cameron Warner, Investec, 01:07:43:1

Pos 52: Andrew Lakeman, Catley Lakeman, 01:08:34:5

Pos 56: Marcus Holden-Craufurd, Rathbones, 01:08:50:8

Pos 58: Adrian Maxwell, Rathbones, 01:08:57:9

Pos 60: Russell Catley, Catley Lakeman, 01:09:09.7

Pos 63: Paul Palmer, Investec, 01:09:25:0

Pos 64: Stephen Scott, Brewin Dolphin, 01:09:39:2

Pos 70: Iain Welsh, Smith & Williamson, 01:10:59:7

Pos 73: Chris Dagg, Catley Lakeman, 01:11:13:2

Pos 102: Tom May, Catley Lakeman, 01:14:07:9

Pos 136: Charles Hawkins, Investec, 01:17:51:9

Pos 143: Robin Eggar, Brooks MacDonald, 01:18:35:9

Pos 153: Andrew Lewis, Brewin Dolphin, 01:20:05.7

Pos 167: James Maltin, Rathbones, 01:22:35:0

Pos 173: Delia Villiers, Catley Lakeman, 01:23:26:6

Pos 177: Andrew Barr, Brewin Dolphin, 01:24:41:5

Pos 180: Libby Ashby, Citywire, 01:27:22:4

Pos 184: Justine Edwards, Investec, 01:29:10:1

Pos 193: Liz Savage, Rathbones, 01:34:59:1

Pos 208: Mike Stimpson, Smith & Williamson, 23:36:30:1*

Pos 214: Sian Tickner, Citywire, 26:46:21:5*

Others:

Pos 7: Steve Phillips, 45:09:1

Pos 16: Ned Boulting, 50:14:3

Pos 24: John Salako, 53:39:8

Pos 29: Geoff Thomas, 55.16.8

*Timing error

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Russell Catley and Delia Villiers from Catley Lakeman Securities with Russell's son, Alex, catching them up.

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Catley Lakeman's Chris Dagg

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Paul Palmer from Investec speeding away.

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Alex and Russell Catley

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Stephen Jones from Brewin Dolphin.

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Russell Catley heading off at the start of Day 2.

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Adrian Maxwell (left) and Marcus Holden-Craufurd (right) from Rathbones.

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Rathbones' Marcus Holden-Craufurd.

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Catley Lakeman's Tom May (left) with Brewin's Steve Scott (middle) and Robin Eggar from Brooks MacDonald (right).

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Citywire's own Libby Ashby.

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Andrew Lewis from Brewin Dolphin's Cardiff office.

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Smith & Williamson duo - Mike Stimpson (left) and Iain Welsh (right).

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Justine Edwards from Investec.

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Rathbones' Liz Savage and Libby Ashby from Citywire.

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Gordie Houston from Brewin Dolphin on his 4th London to Paris.

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Geoff Thomas, former Crystal Palace and England footballer and now the ambassador of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

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Catley Lakeman's George Hickey ahead of the pack.

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Dan Bland from Quilter Cheviot (left) and PSigma's Carl Fiford (right).

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Investec's Charles Hawkins from their Reigate office.

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Bestinvest's Will Scott in the fast group.

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Citywire's Sian Tickner smiling despite the pain!

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James Maltin from Rathbones, far left behind Citywire's Libby Ashby along with Catley Lakeman's Delia Villiers, Mike Stimpson from S&W and Investec's Charles Hawkins just in front. Fantastic feeling passing the Arc de Triomphe.

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Celebrating at the finish line!

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