Bandai’s John Carlaw once again takes to two wheels for charity

Published on: 18th February 2022

In 2019, John and his wife Victoria completed the 100-mile Prudential Ride London-Surrey in aid of GOSH – but this year they’re going even further for Parkinson’s UK.

Bandai national account manager John Carlaw is once again donning his bib-shorts and helmet for the latest mammoth charity bike ride.




In 2019, John and his wife Victoria successfully completed the 100-mile Prudential Ride London-Surrey in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), raising an impressive £1,345 along the way.

This year, however, the intrepid duo is more than tripling the distance to be cycled by committing themselves to cycling 344 miles from London to Paris in aid of Parkinson’s UK. The gruelling distance will take four long days in the saddle to complete, and John hopes his toy industry friends and colleagues will once again help motivate him and Victoria by donating generously to the cause. John aims to raise at least £1,650.

John told Toy World: “Victoria and I have taken on the 344 mile challenge to raise awareness and money for Parkinson’s UK. In the last few years, we have sadly had close family and friends who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Please donate what you can to help the Parkinson’s UK team carry on their good work in providing the treatments and support to those who need it. Thank you so much for the support and motivation to complete this challenge.”

Readers who want to find out more and make a donation can do so here. The cycle starts on 20th July.


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