Two Britons stoped in InterContinental Beijing Financial Street and continued
their drive from Tokyo to London on an epic journey along the newly completed
Asia-Pacific Highway bringing world attention to road safety awareness and
raising money to help save children from deaths and injury on the roads.
They are Richard Meredith, 58 and 42-year-old Phil Colley. They journey
promotes UN-backed Road Safety Is No Accident and the Make Roads Safe campaigns,
which aims at increasing awareness of road safety to help reduce the shocking
toll of road-related injuries and fatalities, particularly in developing
nations. Driving Home Road Safety 2007 aims to raise ?00,000 to provide Chinese
Children with educational books on road safety.
Richard and Phil will be driving an Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the same car
that in June 2006, marked the celebration of the company's 30,000th production
car - where employees completed 30,000 miles in 30 days. This durability test
car has gone on to accumulate 100,000 miles and is now set to become the first
car ever to cross the full extent of the new Asia Highway network of roads,
arriving in early August in Trafalgar Square, London - and in doing so achieving
a place in the record books.
At the setting-off of the "Driving Home Road Safety 2007" Beijing pit stop,
Mr.Justin Channe, General Manager of InterContinental Beijing Financial Street
expressed his well wishes towards this expedition. "As a responsible corporate
citizen we would like to take this opportunity to contribute to this charity