Well done to Gareth Davies from our Cobham branch who successfully completed a grueling cycle ride from London to Paris at the weekend. Gareth was raising money for the charity HAIRraising’s £1m target to go to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Gareth, accompanied by his Partner Vickie and 56 other riders, rode long and hard for two days through some awful weather with little sleep in between. One person even got knocked off his bike by a car on day one but carried on all the way, his bike was a write off so he had to borrow one of the heavy old spares! Celebrity Hairdressers John Frieda and Lee Stafford cycled the whole route with them too with Lee taking a wrong turn and managing a few extra miles!

When they arrived in Paris they just had enough time (and energy) to celebrate and pose for a few photos before quick stepping to Gare Du Nord for their train journey home where their celebrations continued. Pictured is Gareth with his partner Vickie in front of the Eiffel Tower.