Institute of Couriers Chairman Carl Lomas swept to final mile by express sector support
Shirt and tie, no lycra for cycle run by IOC chair in Transaid cycle run from TFL HQ to final mile in Paris via courier company pit stops with a hundred thousand tweets of energy and support of the family of express sector, Sunday celebration when Carl removed his Carmen tie from a job well done for Transaid transport charity.
Mike Brown TFL launched Lomas and the #IOC4Transaid tweet followers on the London cycle supper highway last Thursday. Lomas went on the road on his cycle for four days., Citysprint, Steve Knibb organised the first pit stop at their Guildford office. Team Joanna, Rachael and Matt gave POB for a CitySprint breakfast heading for a Horsham BACA workwear fudge lunch by Marc Calder at the Ryman DHL High street drop shop. UPS Mike Cooper, Newhaven office saw Carl on the ferry where he landed Dieppe for the Saturday morning with a French laPoste electric cycle escort out of the city post codes. Rouen Cyclo click box visit then a run to Evreux. Sunday last push to Paris where Lomas joined fifty other Transaid cyclists set to raise a hundred thousand pounds for Transaid. DHL, XPO, Bullet form Glasgow all pushing air to slipstream Lomas in an express sector peloton to the last mile finish.
Eiffel tower celebrations roared into applause as Lomas final removed his Carmen tie from a job well done.
IoC Chair Carl Lomas vowed to complete the Princess Royal's Transaid charity cycle run from London to Paris at the May Microlise conference. Having never been on a cycle for twenty five years, it was a big ask for the IoC Chair, who has completed 500 miles training in the last six weeks, matching the 500 year celebration of the Carmen Livery with support from Carmen master Marsh Rae-Ratcliff.
Carl comments ‘I did 500 miles of 25 mile training runs in six weeks and the express sector finished the job with mega motivation to Paris. A big thank you to the Condor cycle team in Grays Inn road who re-built the bike, a 25 year old TVT courier cycle, enormous thank you to the Transaid cyclists bringing me in to those last miles, could not have done it without them, express sector is a family like no other.’’
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500 miles training for 500 years of Carmen Shirt and Tie, London to Eiffel Tower for final mile of four days delivery by IOC chairman Carl Lomas.
Carl Lomas is a proud ambassador of MPG, and comments, ‘The MPG group has been a great network to facilitate introductions on a low key without a full on sell.’
Chairman of the Institute of Couriers. fellow in logistics at University of Derby. Sec to the BIS / Inst for apprenticeship trailblazer phase three bid for courier qualification 'express delivery'. Chairman GTA, Logistics Skills Alliance, a coalition between West Thames FE College, private training provision and employers around Heathrow. Elected April 2016, TFL LoCITY Van group chairman. Inaugural chair for TFGM Urban deliveries group launched Sept 2016 run by Helen Smith. Proposed to FORS governance role 2016 representing final mile. Sec to the LLEP Transport priority group. Former inaugural chair D2N2 LEP transport logistics group. Liveryman and court member of the worshipfull company of Carmen. FE gov council member for Buxton & Leek College. A graduate in Computer Science, post graduate certificate in research at MMU & doctorial research candidate at Derby Univ with a thesis on internet e-retail logistics.
2017 Key note speechs, Omnichanel conf Conaught Rooms London Sept 17 – Microlise Coventry arena July 17 - heads of Industry Heathrow - Intralogistex & Apprentice 4 England at Coventry - short extracts in the Linkedin postings.
Previous formation of a group of London courier companies before development of first NVQ qualifications for motorcycle couriers, development of Courier Training company in London, TSC grade 1 award for excellence, Adult Learning agency OFSTED grade twos for training, IIP and BS5750 achieved. Freeman of London. Fellow of the RSA, RCIYC member, long time member of IOD,
Former roles - expert advisor to the Learning Skills Development agency. National Council member of Sills for Logistics and chairman of the mail & logistics group for the skills council. Vice Chairman of the Despatch association, Chairman of the National Motorcycle Council NTO board member Road haulage Dist Training Council, RHDTC, board member NSAL National Skills academy Logistics.
World sailing adventurer. author, 'Certain death in the Ice.' (London Press)