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Jones Lang LaSalle Saddles Up

Two cycle challenges completed within three weeks of each other

London, 20th June 2011 – Jones Lang LaSalle has completed two bicycle challenges in the space of three weeks.  The first, which took place on Friday 20 May was held in support of Jones Lang LaSalle’s charity partner, Help the Hospices.  The firm’s employees along with clients, alumni, friends and family raised a phenomenal £50,000 by taking part in Jones Lang LaSalle’s inaugural London to Oxford Cycle Challenge.  A total of 80+ riders took to the road sporting branded yellow cycling tops (courtesy of our Cycle2Work partner, Halfords) for the 60 mile ride through scenic South East England.

Help the Hospices has been Jones Lang LaSalle’s charity partner since September 2009 and this new challenge brings the fundraising total to £148,000.   Special mention goes to Bill Monk, Head of Corporate Solutions at Jones Lang LaSalle, who raised over £6,000 and Deborah Metters (LaSalle Investment Management) who raised more than £1,000.

Andrew Hynard, Deputy Chairman at Jones Lang LaSalle, commented: “The event was a great success and I'm pleased to report that the 'more mature' participants including myself, Bob Dyson, Bill Monk and Andy Mottram held their own against younger colleagues!  The whole day was extremely well organised from start to finish and for a debut event to raise over £35,000 is a fantastic achievement.”

Oh Thursday 9 June Jones Lang LaSalle completed the second cycle event and together with a team of clients took part in The 2012 Olympic Cycle Road Race, completing the 110km Olympic cycle route. The challenge, that included a few extra twists and turns for good measure, was completed by close to 120 riders from across the property industry including The Crown Estate, Hammerson, Lend Lease, Aviva, Aberdeen, MGPA and Lothbury Asset Management.

Andrew continued, “The 2012 Olympic Cycle Road Race is fantastic challenge organised by our, former King Sturge colleagues; congratulations to both the organising team led by Simon Beckett and all the participants who took part.  It is intended to run the event again next year which promises to be much bigger being just a month before the real Olympic race.”

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