Call us mad, call us a glutton for punishment, call us what you like, but we’ve been at it again, raising money for a worthy charity, and completing our biggest bike ride to-date.
Over the years we have completed a number of fund-raising cycle rides, we started the challenges back in 2012 with a gentle jaunt from London to Paris, and this annual event seems to grow in size each year.
Idea generation for these major events is never a problem, last year we took on the three peaks challenge, combining over 500 miles of cycling with 26 miles of hiking, up three of the highest peaks in the UK: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden.
This year we wanted to top that feat, both in the scale of the event and the amount of the money raised, and we’ve exceeded all of our expectations which is brilliant news for our charity of choice, Cancer Research UK.
Let’s go coast to coast!
Our latest adventure had a distinctive coastal theme and some would say this was a madcap idea. Steve Cardwell, the MD at Generator Power, suggested we cycled coast to coast… we didn’t realise at the time he meant riding from Ireland to Great Yarmouth!
Our ambitious project began on Saturday, 6th June and over the course of the next six gruelling days, our intrepid (and very tired) cyclists clocked up hundreds of miles culminating in a dig deep push to the finish line on June 11th.
The target figure we hoped to reach was 10k, and we’re pleased to announce that after our successful ride, we smashed that figure, currently we are 28% over the target, with donations totalling £12,082.11 on our JustGiving page.
Obviously we’re delighted with the figure raises and well done to all the team that took part.
If you would like to donate to Cancer Research UK you can still do so through our JustGiving page.
Cancer Research is such a brilliant cause, and it’s one we’ll be supporting in the future in our next cycle-themed fundraiser, after we’ve got over our saddle sores of course!