In February this year, we were saddened to hear that James Coghill of Savills lost his battle with cancer. James rode Cycle to MIPIM on a number of occasions, was instrumental in securing the support of Savills as not only a team but arrival party sponsor, and was a valued member of the real estate community.
Following his memorial service in May at a packed St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, we took to the Surrey roads with industry colleagues on Friday 17th August to honour James’ life in the way we know best. Rolling out from Newlands Corner (near Guildford) at 8am, 60 riders of mixed abilities from the real estate industry and beyond set off on the 65km (40 mile) loop taking in a mighty 1100 meters of climbing including Leith Hill, White Down, Box Hill and Ranmore Common.
A few riders joined Dom Millar, James Findlater and Graham Salisbury as they set off on Day One of their unique 100 Climbs Challenge, riding down to Brighton through Surrey and Kent.
The sun was shining as the riders reached the 35km pit stop at Box Hill, where the Club Peloton team, family and friends awaited with snacks, coffee and a chance to reflect on the day so far. Everyone was relaxed and on fine form, with all riders at the halfway point over an hour early!
The day wrapped up on a high around 2pm. We were delighted with the enthusiasm from everyone involved and the truly heartfelt response from those who knew James. Thank you to Savills for sponsoring the day and to everyone for coming along.
Don’t forget you can still donate to James’ family’s chosen charities – Cancer Research UK and St Christopher’s Hospice by clicking here.
Click here to view photos from the day.