Coast-to-coast cyclists raise over £20,000

Published:  23 June, 2016

NewRiver team completes 170-mile challenge in honour of development director François Nairac

In memory of NewRiver Retail’s highly respected development director, François Nairac, a team of 25 have successfully cycled 170 miles, coast to coast, from Morecambe to Bridlington to raise money for the UK charity, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Fondly named, ''Nairac’s Rogue Riders'', the 25-strong crew of property and retail specialists was formed in memory of François Nairac, who sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer after a short but noble battle in April 2016. The team included members of François’ family, NewRiver Retail, Jackson Criss, DWF, Corstorphine + Wright, Knight Frank, HSBC, Workman and Barclays.

Over three days, the team cycled the famous Way of the Roses - a 170 mile ride from Morecambe to Bridlington from 16-18 June to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

The unique added twist in the challenge was that NewRiver owns a shopping centre in both Morecambe and Bridlington, making the charity bike ride an even greater tribute to Nairac and the riders also raised funds for local hospices in both towns.

NewRiver Retail property director Allan Lockhart said: “I am really proud of everyone involved in the Way of the Roses cycle challenge – it’s a true tribute to our much loved and respected colleague and friend François. We talk about the NewRiver family and this event testifies that spirit from the team alongside our partners for Francois and Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.”

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