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Simon Joyce of Anchor Vans
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SIMON Joyce, managing director of the commercial vehicle hypermarket Anchor Vans, is once again supporting Tour de Troops The Castles, endurance bike ride challenge – and taking part.

Taking place from 5-8 June, 20 the four-day test of endurance will see participants cycling a gruelling 570-miles (900km) from Edinburgh to Cardiff, via Windsor taking in three of the UK’s most significant castles .

Joyce said: “We are delighted to once again support this challenge. And this year, I’m excited to take part myself. The dedication of the cyclists is to be hugely admired. They will have devoted many hours of training to build up their stamina, making sure they are in great shape, giving themselves the best possible chance of completing the 570 miles, raising as much money as they can for a well deserving charity.”

Demonstrating its commitment to Tour de Troops The Castles, Anchor Vans, is loaning two SWB Transit 260s for the duration of the ride. The hardy vans, which possess 2.0L engines, acting as an essential resource for the health, safety and wellbeing of riders.

Tour de Troops The Castles is founded by Captain James Wadsworth to raise funds in aid of the military charity, the Felix Fund which supports bomb disposal and search personnel and their families with financial assistance and welfare support.

Anchor Vans is well-known for its support of worthy charities. Members of its team have taken part in various charitable activities over the years, including the well-known and highly regarded endurance test, Tough Mudder.

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Chris Wright
Chris Wright has been covering the automotive industry nationally and internationally for 30 years. Following spells with consumer titles he became News Editor of Automotive Management (AM), Editor of Automotive International, International Editor for Detroit-based Automotive News, and Editor of Dealer Update. He has also co-authored several FT Management Reports and contributes regularly to


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