Carl Lomas MBE

Carl's fundraiser for Transaid

Fundraising for Transaid
£832
raised of £1,000 target
by 26 supporters
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
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Carl Lomas, Transaid Ambassador and chair of the Institute of couriers moves to his next challenge with an entry into the London Marathon for April 2024.

Asking for donations of 26 pounds for the twenty six miles.

Lomas is a double Transaid London to Parris cycle challenge completer.

Inst of Couriers Chair, Lomas Completed second London to Paris in 2023.

Raising funds for Transaid, Rain, storm to sunshine in five day solo cycle on a 30 year old courier bicycle.

Marking Silver Jubilee special year for Transaid, Lomas Celebrates 5-day solo challenge at Eiffel Tower.

Institute of Couriers Chair Carl Lomas was back in the saddle for a second Transaid transport charity London to Paris challenge success, repeating his shirt and tie signature with a solo cycle to celebrate with wheels in the air at the Eiffel Tower.

Marking the special silver jubilee year of the transport charity, Lomas added a route variation. Following his previous Newhaven to Dieppe Rouen route he separated from the Transaid team to go solo and deliver on the Dover Calais Amiens direction. This left him self-supporting, making his challenge win a true final mile delivery. Stepping into the route variation left him single handed, carrying his own tool pack, puncture repair kit and all in a trusty Microlise back pack loaded with rain coat, snacks, energy drinks and five pairs of dry socks.

Lomas committed to raising the profile of the Transaid transport charity in the final mile, last mile sector with operator engagement. The endeavour began with an Inst of Couriers, fellows send away in the City of London, Alderman Alison Gowman saw Lomas out of the City as he crossed the river at Tower Bridge, cycling to the South Downs and Dover. National and regional courier brands followed Lomas on the Institute of Couriers web updates during the five-day solo cycle through rain storms and sunshine. From raincoat to high vis delivery but always in his livery tie of the Carmen.

The solo attempt was conceived for the very special year of Transaid marking a quarter of a century since its formation by Save the Children, its Patron, Past Master livery Carmen, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal inspired Lomas to don his Carmen livery tie. For Lomas this was his second London to Paris pedal cycle challenge in aid of Transaid. As a freeman of the city of London he started from the square mile, wore his livery tie and as chairman of the Institute of couriers chose a thirty year old delivery bicycle. Self supporting with his own tool kit as a delivery courier does each and every day of their courier work.

City of London, fellows of the Institute of Couriers waved him away from the heads of industry round table on Sept 19th . Alison Gowman Road Safety guru, City Alderman saw Lomas out of Guildhall Yard. Next stop Tower Bridge for a South side route across the South Downs for dover and the Calais ferry.

Watched by the final mile delivery to door transport sector, Lomas built a time delay run of selfie photos on the wrong side of the road. The most clicked image was on the D1001 closing Breteuil centre where he was lucky to capture a 2CV French Citroën in the phone snap.

Lomas is back on the roads for Transaid in April where he has been awarded a ballot entry for the London Marathon.Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

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Transaid transforms lives through safe, available, and sustainable transport. As an international development organisation that shares transport expertise with partners and governments, Transaid empowers people to build the skills they need to transform their own lives.

Donation summary

Total raised
£832.00
+ £187.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£832.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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