Life InsuranceSep 14 2011

Pedal power all the way to Bordeaux

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He will set off with a group of executives from the financial services industry, known as the Moneyspinners, to ride up Champs-Elysees and past Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The plan was to arrive in Paulliac, near Bordeaux, eight days later.

The ride is a follow-on from a coast-to-coast cycle trip across England, Wales and Ireland last year, when Mr Deane raised £5000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. This year's ride will raise funds for Alzheimer's Research UK.