A team from accountants Shaw Gibbs is taking part in SpecialEffect’s Twin Town Challenge.

As part of this, Peter O’Connell, managing partner, and Nik Ioannidis, associate director of audit, are making a 200-mile journey by bike from Oxford to Le Touquet in France.

Peter and Nik will be leaving the Shaw Gibbs office on Banbury Road today.

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In addition, Maya’s Coffee which is located outside the Galaxie Hotel in Summertown has kindly agreed to donate its proceeds for the day to Charlbury-based SpecialEffect, which supports the disabled through innovative use of technology.

The challenge, which was established in 2014, takes place every two years to raise funds for the charity, which transform the lives of physically disabled people right across the world through the innovative use of technology.

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The car rally to date has raised over £1m for the charity.

This year will be the final Twin Town challenge.

Shaw Gibbs is asking all local businesses to wave off the cyclists from 7am or visit Maya’s for a coffee and a bite to eat to help fundraise for the charity as well as supporting a new Summertown enterprise.

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Donations are also welcomed via the firms Just Giving Page.

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