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Beer + Bike =....Before Pilot Light is extinguished and the Inferno boiler is lugged over to Beavor Lane, it is only right to remember that our esteemed leader began plying his trade down at Bite Towers in the days when New Labour was, well… new.

After crowing to all and sundry about his charity cycle ride being mentioned on the back page of PR Week this morning, I only feel it appropriate to remind everyone of the last time Grant ‘I’m going to cycle round the hilly bits’ Currie made the Diary pages:

PR Week Diary – Currie hits hot water and then stays on the boil.
24 October 1997

Press trip horror stories are ten a penny these days, but Bite senior account manager Grant Currie manages to stand out.

When Currie arranged a one-to-one briefing for a hi-tech journalist and a senior Oracle executive in Paris things started going wrong right from the start.

Currie arranged to meet the journalist at Victoria. After four unsuccessful circuits of the concourse it dawned on him that Eurostar leaves from Waterloo.

A quick dash across town and Currie found the journalist, only to realise that he had left his own passport at home and had only booked one ticket.

Some fast talking and, according to Bite, a ‘bit of old fashioned bribery’, saw Currie get himself on board without a ticket or passport.

Feeling he was on a roll, Currie completed the meeting before retiring for some liquid refreshment where, after confidently ordering a couple of ‘beers’ in the local lingo, he instead found himself facing two portions of apple crumble.

Apparently he was trying to order a ‘Kronenbourg’ in his best Peterborough-French accent.
You can sponsor Grant’s trek over the Pyrenees here: www.justgiving.com/grantcurrie
Go on, it’s for a good cause and it will keep him out of the office for 2 weeks.

Bezza

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Written by pilotlight

24/04/2009 at 8:41 am

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  1. “Out of the office for two weeks”. Hmmm, the ride starts in Perpignan on Saturday the 2nd and the chaps aim to be in Biarittz on Friday 8th.
    So yes, I guess Grant (or Lance as we know him) finishing about a week later would probably be a pretty accurate prediction.

    Pete

    24/04/2009 at 10:22 am


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