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NGK duo pedal for charity

Two NGK employees are about to set off on a near 425-mile cycling marathon to raise funds for charity.

Marko Wowczyna and Stuart Bayne are undertaking the challenge to raise money for the National Autistic Society and the Downs Syndrome Association respectively.

Setting off on Wednesday, July 25 they aim to cycle from south London to Dover, cross the Channel and then cycle into Paris down the Champs Elysee on Saturday, July 28 – the day before the Tour De France arrives in the French capital.


After a quick celebration under the Eiffel Tower, they then plan to hot foot it across Paris to catch the Eurostar to return to London in time to compete in the London Ride 100 on Sunday, July 29, a combined distance of just under 425 miles.

Marko Wowczyna, Director – Automotive, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “It will be a tough challenge but is one that Stuart and I will be doing our level best to complete. The distance is a bit daunting in the timeframe we have set ourselves, but we will encourage each other as we undertake each stage.”

Earlier this year, Stuart, who is Sales Manager – North for NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, took part in the London Marathon, his fourth charity money-making endeavour for the DSA, having previously raised funds by taking part in last year’s London 100 Cycle ride as well as completing sponsored rides in Europe and New Zealand.

If you would like to sponsor Marko or Stuart, please use the link where any kind donations will be split between the two charities.

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About NGK SPARK PLUG: Worldwide: NGK Spark Plug is one of the leading automotive and technical ceramics suppliers, with its corporate headquarters in Nagoya, Japan and sales organisations and production facilities all over the world. The automotive side of the company specialises in the fields of ignition and sensor technology, supplying Original Equipment and Aftermarket customers across the globe. Its product portfolio for the Aftermarket comprises spark plugs, glow plugs, ignition coils and leads under the NGK Ignition Parts brand, whilst oxygen and temperature sensors, NOx sensors, mass air flow (MAF) and manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensors operate under the brand NTK Vehicle Electronics. With more than 14,500 employees, the company’s automotive and technical ceramics activities generate a total annual turnover of around 3.1 billion Euros worldwide. NGK Spark Plug is represented on all continents and has 41 group companies, 24 production plants and five technical centres. NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is a leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors, plus ignition coils, to the independent UK automotive aftermarket.

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