Air Partner Gatwick to Paris Charity Bike Ride


Project by Air Partner

Air Partner Gatwick to Paris Charity Bike Ride
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On 22nd July 2023 we successfully raised £78,500 ( + est. £4159.00 Gift Aid ) with 675 supporters in 134 days

On the 8th of June, a team of 60 riders will set off from Air Partner in Gatwick and cycle to Paris in aid of 3 amazing cancer charities.

At Air Partner our people are our most valuable resource, which is why it’s been so difficult to come to terms with the loss of three members of our family to cancer over the last year. 

Tertia Montgomery:


Tertia was a Marketing Specialist in the Services Division, working very closely with the Baines Simmons team in particular. She was a very popular member of the team, ever smiling and gracious. Tertia was incredibly passionate about her work in marketing and she thrived on teamwork in particular – building relationships with the wider teams, and working collaboratively. She faced an incredibly tough battle with such bravery and positivity and is sadly missed by all who worked with her.

Tracie Leyman:


Tracie was part of the Gatwick-based finance team. She loved life and being around people and did not stop doing what she loved right until the end, continuing to smile and be positive for those around her.

Tracie was passionate about raising the awareness of her diagnosis with a view to hopefully preventing someone else having to endure the same – she shared medical information and feelings so people had a better understanding of what having cancer meant. Tracie never forgot to be thankful for all the love and support that came her way and is dearly missed.

Steve Huddlestone:


Steve was an industry veteran of some 25 years; he joined Air Partner as Senior Business Development Manager with the Commercial Jets Team based in Gatwick. Steve was an integral part of the team who had a unique ability to lift the room. His passion was to pass on his knowledge and experiences to the junior members of the team. Steve battled for several years with this cruel disease, a battle he always fought with bravery and his positive attitude to the very end. A larger-than-life character who is deeply missed by us all.

Tertia, Tracie and Steve are all sorely missed, and our response is to do something positive in their memory by both raising funds for cancer charities and increasing awareness in the process.

Over what will be a very challenging 3 days in the saddle, our team will cover an arduous 300 kilometres both on and off-road in what is sure to be a memorable adventure along a beautiful and varied route all while raising funds for three amazing cancer charities.

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