CoStar – 4th November 2019
Nash Bond associate director Emma Strang and colleagues David Bannister and Gavin Rowlands are preparing to cycle 325 miles to this year’s MAPIC event to help raise funds forcharity, with Strang riding in aid of children’s charity Coram.
The trio will fly to Lyon on Sunday before setting off on the 523km route from Le Puy-en-Velay to the conference in Cannes.
“I think at the moment I’m feeling a mixture of nervousness and excitement,” Strang said. “It’s a completely different route this year, with a lot more climbing involved. The thought of the big hills is pretty daunting, but I also quite like the fact I am going into the unknown.
“There’s over 8,300 metres of climbing altogether, which distance-wise is higher than sea level to Everest Base Camp.”
Strang said her role at Nash Bond, where she acts as a retail adviser for Westfield Shopping Centre and Cadogan Estates in Chelsea, will stand her in good stead.
“In many ways it is a lot like the job,” she said. “Things aren’t always going to go as planned, but you’ve got to stay positive and keep going. I’m really looking forward to MAPIC too – it is a fantastic event. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people from the industry and really good for networking and meeting new clients and international brands.”
Last year participants started from Girona in Spain and cycled for four days before arriving in time for the conference.
Strang is targeting £1,000 for CORAM, but hopes to exceed that figure.
The ride is organised by Club Peloton and sponsored by Quintain- which Nash Bond advise on its Wembley Park development. Nash Bond is also a five-time sponsor of the event.