(Not Very) P&C managed 175 miles in 6 hours (original target of 162 miles) in our static bike ride yesterday. Charlie ‘Mad Dog’ Gallannaugh won the individual stage with a staggering 31 miles in an hour of cycling and we raised £1,319.00! The Team would like to thank everyone who contributed, everyone who shook a bucket, to CycleBeat (www.cyclebeat.co.uk) for the loan of the bike and Pizza Rossa for fueling us on Pizza!
With just over a week until our teams set off from John O'Groats, here's a map of the gruelling 800 mile route.
With the total raised currently £215,000 that means the teams will be raising nearly £269 a mile!
Eschewing the Tour de France training of their rivals, (Not Very) P&C are installing a static bike (courtesy of CycleBeat) outside RKH's London HQ in Whittington Avenue. The team will take turns from 9.30am on Thursday 26th June to ride one hour slots for the admiration or general bemusement of passers-by.
The training timetable is:
9.30am Rugged (Barnaby Rugge-Price) Team Captain
10.30am Mad Dog (Charlie Galloway)
11.30am Barry (Ant Brooke)
12.30pm Pirate (Mark Colgate)
1.30pm Chops 2 (Dan Badenoch)
2.30pm Salad (Al Barrett)
Everyone is invited, especially if they have a few coins to donate to the cause.
Swiss Re generously donated £7,000 today, so whilst Thursday's training might be static, the amounts raised for our causes continues to climb.
Neil, Dave and John completed the 70 mile Essex Ride It Sportive on 22 June 2014, which included some sections of Stage 3 of this year’s Tour de France. The beautiful weather and undulating hills made for pleasant but fairly fast training in readiness for the big event which is now less than two weeks away.
Sponsorship for our riders has accelerated incredibly over the last few days with over £200,000 raised from our corporate and private sponsors. Latest corporate sponsors include IT systems specialist Total Objects and accountants Mazars.
As the teams step up their training, sponsors have moved into overdrive, with the total pledged across all currencies now touching £160,000. Travelers are the latest sponsor to join the ride, pledging £20,000 and moving straight to the top of the leaderboard. Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters.