How did Team LifeLine fare in the London to Brighton…?

Izzie O'Riordan -

Last weekend was full of fantastic fundraising efforts. 

On Saturday we had Stu Parish taking on Mount Snowdon in the Man vs Mountain challenge and then on Sunday it was time to get helmets at the ready for the iconic London to Brighton cycle ride.

We had six cyclists making up Team LifeLine; ABTA’s very own John de Vial, Hugh Felton, Fiona Humphries and Doug Ross, Full Circle Travel’s MD Niall Douglas and Blake Morgan Partner Mark Spash.

After meeting up and registering at Clapham Common there was time for a quick team snap before putting the pedals to the metal. 

Whilst the cyclists were navigating their way through the London traffic, I made my way down to Brighton to assemble a cheering squad on the finish line.

Sports fan Hugh was the first to cross the line, and even had time to pop in and visit his parents for a cuppa! He was followed shortly afterwards by Doug, then John and Mark who crossed the line together and shortly after that Niall and Fiona. It was great to see Team LifeLine all crossing the line with smiles on their faces. Their efforts will make a big difference to people suffering real financial hardship in the travel industry.

It is truly rewarding to take on a challenge in the knowledge that you are helping somebody less fortunate that yourself. There are so many possibilities for challenge events today. From running, to cycling, to trekking to obstacle courses, get in touch to sign up and do something amazing.

For more information about how you can fundraise for ABTA LifeLine, call 020 3693 0171 or email Izzie on

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