RAM Provides Much Needed Tracking Support to Pedal for Parkinson’s

By Remote Asset Management ram, PRNE
Thursday, July 14, 2011

LEEDS, England, July 15, 2011 -

This year’s Pedal for Parkinson’s charity cycle ride to raise
funds for research into a cure for the progressive neurological
condition, will not only be the most challenging undertaken by the
charity, but will be its most high profile to date.

Thanks to the generous donation of specialist vehicle tracking
equipment by Leeds-based href="www.remoteassetmanagement.co.uk/">Remote Asset
Management (RAM), thousands of supporters will be able to
monitor David Greaves and his intrepid cycling companions on the
entire 2,000 mile cycle ride.

Commencing on 15th June the ‘double end to end’ route
will take the team - four of which have Parkinson’s - across the
length and breadth of the UK.

RAM’s href="www.remoteassetmanagement.co.uk/tracking">vehicle
tracking systems, which will be fitted to the race team’s
support vehicles, will provide live gps positioning data that can
be viewed on the Pedal for Parkinson’s website href="pedalforparkinsons.co.uk/">pedalforparkinsons.co.uk

Commenting on the donation, Pedal for Parkinson’s founder David
said: “It’s brilliant that our very loyal supporters will
be able to see exactly how we are progressing; we’ve not been able
to do this before. A lot of people like to come and cheer us on
along the route and now they’ll be certain of knowing where to find
us. Their encouragement is very much appreciated and will be even
more important to us this year as we are taking on a much bigger

RAM managing director Chris McClellan added: “I was so impressed
by the sheer determination of David and his team, some of which
have considerable difficulty walking, that providing one of our
tracking devices seemed the least I could do.

“We are more accustomed to assisting with strategic fleet
management issues but this is a very worthwhile alternative use for
our vehicle tracking technology.”

Award-winning industry leader RAM has over href="www.remoteassetmanagement.co.uk/tracking/casestudies">3,000
clients and has fitted more than 20,000 vehicle tracking
devices since it was founded in 2004.

David Greaves, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2004,
created the first Pedal for Parkinson’s  challenge in 2007. To
date, the challenge team has raised £45,000 pedalling from Lands
End to John O’Groats and across the Pennines.  This year he is
hopeful that their super challenge with its hi-tech tracking will
raise even more money towards developing a cure to this devastating

To make a donation visit href="uk.virginmoneygiving.com/pedalforparkinsons">uk.virginmoneygiving.com/pedalforparkinsons

Notes to editors

  • One in every 500 or over 120,000 people have Parkinson’s in the
  • Most people who get Parkinson’s are aged 50 or over but younger
    people can get it too with one in 20 being under the age of 40
  • Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition for which
    there is currently no cure
  • Symptoms include tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement
  • Pedal for Parkinson’s patrons include Graham Norton and the
    Archbishop of York.

About RAM

Leeds-based Remote Asset Management is an industry leader
in the provision of proactive and intelligent vehicle tracking
that are proven to add value to your business.

Press Contact: Katie Galvin, href="mailto:Katie@prthatworks.com">Katie@prthatworks.com,


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