The Conway Cup
Seventeen teams from across London joined the second annual Conway Cup on the morning of Sunday 11th May 2014 to compete in a 48 kilometre charity cycle. The teams were made up from FM Conway, its clients and partners and as well as battling against each other they had to struggle against blustery wind and the ever present threat of rain.
The Conway Cup is held as part of the Financial Times London Cycle Sportive, meaning our teams joined 2,300 cyclists in a ride along the streets of south London and the surrounding countryside. All seventeen teams made it to the finish where they entered the Velodrome, at Herne Hill, the last remaining venue from the 1948 Olympics.
This year’s Conway Cup was taken from last year’s winners CONWAY AECOM and awarded to the London Borough of Bromley, when all five members completed the course in less than 1 hour 45 minutes and beat off competition from TfL, CVU, EM Highway Services, Cycle Confident and other London Boroughs.
The Conway Cup was created to encourage fitness, comradery and cycle awareness as well as supporting the charity Access Sport. A sports charity which is designed to give more children, particularly those in disadvantaged areas, quality local sports opportunities. FM Conway also hosted an Exchanging Places with the Metropolitan Police where cyclists had the opportunity to sit in one of our HGVs and see the road from a driver’s perspective.
“This year’s Conway Cup provided another great day out and it was good to see so many partnering contractors and boroughs participating. 48km is short for a cycle sportive and therefore provides a good introduction into this type of event. You don’t need Tour de France legs to take part so I would encourage anyone to give it a go next year”
Route Manager for TfL
on the CONWAY AECOM contract