Robert Langmead's Pedal Power Brings GBP5,000 Cash Reward for Sussex Charity

By Kingsbridge Estates, PRNE
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CHICHESTER, England, May 25, 2011 -

Chichester businessman Robert Langmead has braved the high winds and heat
of South Africa's Cape Argus cycle race to raise more than GBP5,000 for
terminally ill children.

Mr Langmead, 42, Managing Director of Sussex property business
Kingsbridge Estates, flew 6,000 miles to complete the 2011 Cape Argus Cycle
Tour around the mountainous coastline near Cape Town.

He took part in the gruelling 110 km race to raise money for
Chichester-based children's charity The Sussex Snowdrop Trust, which provides
care at home, counselling and financial support for very sick local children
and their families.

Presenting the charity with a cheque for GBP5,220, Mr Langmead said:
"This was my 12th Cape Argus tour and race conditions this year were the best
I can remember. My performance on the day was certainly helped by training up
to 10 hours a week and by the thousands of South Africans lining the route to
cheer us all on.

"Although the race is something I do for my own fitness and enjoyment,
there is a serious side to my taking part too - raising money for children's
charities. I was delighted to raise over GBP5,000 for The Sussex Snowdrop
Trust to help the great work it does in supporting children and their
families through the challenges of dealing with life threatening or terminal

"I'm a dad myself, so The Sussex Snowdrop Trust's work strikes a chord
with me and I am particularly pleased that the money raised will go to help
local people."

Accepting the donation, Jo Rule of The Sussex Snowdrop Trust commented:
"Robert's impressive achievement in South Africa will have a real impact on
the important work we do with local children. We are very grateful for the
support we get from local businesses like Kingsbridge Estates, particularly
in the difficult economic times that all charities are facing at present."

The Cape Argus race attracts 35,000 competitors from around the world and
poses a number of tough challenges including mountains, severe heat and very
high winds.

Just seven hours is allowed to complete the race, with the winners often
recording times of under 3 hours. This year Robert Langmead recorded a
personal best time of 3 hours 26 minutes, placing him in the top 15% of all
race competitors and in the top 5% for his age group.

Find out more about The Snowdrop Trust at

Find out more about Robert Langmead at

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