Many of us are into cycling at The Completely Group. Some of us go for a quick spin at the weekends, others are obsessive Strava users. We wanted to organise a bike ride that caters for everyone, cyclists of all abilities and levels of fitness. So we’ve joined forces with Lawrence Dallaglio to stage a unique event, with all proceeds going to the Dallaglio Foundation, an amazing charity which uses the inspiration and values of sport to help young people tackle life’s challenges.
To accommodate the different levels of participant, two rides of 45 and 75 miles are being planned and there will be up to eight weeks of pre-ride hints and tips to get fit for the day. Specialist trainer, Andy Cooke, who helped Davina McCall prepare for her epic Edinburgh to London run/cycle/swim Comic Relief challenge, will be providing training tips online so it is a great opportunity for those who haven’t yet got the cycling bug to try it out.
The idea is that if companies enter a team and perhaps get their clients to take part, then it’s an investment in everyone’s health, and a memorable day out too!
With such a great cause benefitting, people have been fantastically generous with practical support. Harvey Thorneycroft Ltd is helping us organise the day, and Halfords is providing full mechanical support and giving significant discounts on cycling gear for all the riders leading up to the event.
Lawrence has kindly agreed to host a pre-ride breakfast at The Lensbury in Teddington, and we’re trying to twist his arm to come along for the ride, but realise that could be a high risk strategy! Just look at him!
If you like a challenge, love the feel of lycra in the morning and would like to join the major retail property companies who have already signed up then please contact Kate Richardson on 01483 238684 or firstname.lastname@example.org