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UK industry pros prepare for 7th APL charity bike ride

This year's APL Event charity cycle ride will raise funds for Newcastle-based Graham Wylie Foundation

By IQ on 26 Sep 2017

APL charity cycle ride 2016 riders

The 2016 riders

An intrepid group of 24 UK events industry stalwarts will embark from Newcastle on Friday 6 October for the seventh annual APL charity cycle ride, this year in aid of the Graham Wylie Foundation.

Paul Ludford, senior partner of event management company APL Event, has organised charity bike rides from the west to east coast of the UK for the past seven years, handpicking his team for “combined athletic and drinking prowess”. Last year’s ride raised £13,355 for the Rainbow Trust.

This year’s ride takes in a more than 200-mile route from Newcastle to Edinburgh. The riders are Paul Ludford, Anita Ludford, Phil Ludford, Katherine Ludford, Jim Mawdsley, John Fairs, Tyrone Brunton, Geoff Gorringe, Nigel Gilbert, Neil Fenwick, Rob Moody, Simon Miller, Kevin Thorburn, Nick Grecian, Patrick Chen, Dean Crame, Graham Cochrane, Lynne Armstrong, Ian Davison, Chris Lowton, Jon Sigsworth, Graham Brown, Neill Findlay and Jim Gaffney.

The Graham Wylie Foundation provides grants to fund equipment, buildings, staff and assets for the benefit of children and young people. To donate the APL cycle ride, visit


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