August 04, 2014

GT Radial team cycles 707,265m in 24 hours to raise over £1,000 for Marie Curie

GT Radial’s fearless Le Mans 24 Hour Cycle Race team pedalled an amazing 169 laps of the 4,185m Circuit Bugatti to raise over £1,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The team, comprising Brian McDermott, Managing Director UK for Giti Tire, Ellis Hadley, Senior Test Engineer, Martin Gibson, Senior Test Engineer and Bertrand Saint-Supery, OEM EU Technical Director, covered a total of 707,265m to finish a very respectable 340 out of 458.

“This truly was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and one that will never be forgotten,” said Brian. “There is a 600m ascent at the start of every lap that varies between a 3.5 - 7% gradient, and every eight minutes or so I know we were all grateful for the many hours of training. The team were just fantastic.”

Ellis added: “The camaraderie between every single one of the 2,500 competitors was a very unique feeling, and to have been part of such a special event was in itself a privilege. It’s fair to say we all lifted a beer or two to our achievement, and to the many friends who donated to such a wonderful charity.”

Richard Lyons, Managing Director - Europe, concluded: “I know every single person in the company is proud of their achievement, and also a little in awe. The event may be over but I know they are still raising money and rightfully so, I ask friends and colleagues to dig a little deeper to say well done.”

Donations are still being accepted for Marie Curie Cancer Care at

GT Radial is exclusively distributed throughout the UK by Micheldever Tyre Services, who have sole supply rights for passenger car, 4x4 and light truck tyres.

About GT Radial
GT Radial is a high-quality, fast-growing global tire brand being sold through an extensive sales and marketing network in more than 130 countries worldwide. With more than 60 years of heritage, GT Radial tires are supported by cutting-edge research and development capabilities, modern manufacturing facilities which consistently produce the high quality products that consumers expect.

GT Radial is committed to maintaining the highest standard of quality control and has obtained ISO/TS16949:2002 accreditation at all eight of its manufacturing plants, the international standard for quality manufacturing. In addition, all plants have obtained Environmental Management System accreditation. This commitment to quality has led GT Radial to receive multiple quality supplier awards from top companies such as General Motors, and millions of satisfied customers around the world. GT Radial has R&D Centres in Germany, US, China, the UK, and Indonesia, which provide product development and evaluation capacity support to the extensive GT Radial development and sales network.

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Brian McDermott, Ruaridh Phillips (GT Radial Race Manager), Ellis Hadley, Martin Gibson and Bertrand Saint-Supery celebrate the successful completion of the Le Mans 24 Hour Cycle Race.