GO HQ Raises Funds for BBC Youngsters in Want
This 12 months GO Outside has dedicated to being an official retailer of the BBC Youngsters in Want Official Ramble Hat in addition to doing all we will to assist increase important funds for people who want it probably the most. There are many fundraising actions happening throughout workplace and shops within the buildup to Youngsters in Want night time, together with a 923 mile stationary bike problem at GO HQ.
Mike Sanderson of Calibre Bikes laid down the problem to all of the colleagues at GO HQ to tackle a mammoth cycle problem in a bid to boost cash for the charity, one thing we had been all too desperate to get entangled with. It was determined that we’d tackle the mileage from out southernmost retailer Plymouth, to our northernmost retailer Inverness, and we couldn’t omit Wales and Northern Eire, so we went through Swansea and Newtownabbey. In line with Google maps, the route would complete 923 miles on nationwide cycle routes. We needed to hit this inside a single working day. The problem was set.
We requested GO colleagues to pledge as many miles on our stationary bikes as they may deal with, making it a stationary bike problem meant that problem was open to everybody of all biking talents, from our hardcore cyclists to those that hadn’t been on a motorbike since they had been younger. The pledges got here rolling in starting from 5 miles to 100 miles.
The Day of the Problem
The early peddlers arrived at 8am to get issues began. We had eight bikes, most of which donated from Calibre for the problem, all arrange on TacX turbo trainers which had been kindly supplied by ZyroFisher, and the mileage could be clocked by Garmin cycle computer systems supplied by Garmin themselves, simply to verify all of the mileage was correctly tracked.
All through the day increasingly folks hopped within the saddle to cycle out their miles, earlier than tagging in one other colleague. Loads of folks had been pushing by way of their preliminary pledges and clocking extra miles. With out the scenic views of street biking although, we knew we needed to preserve the bikers motivated by way of the day – so we organised some particular actions to maintain them going.
9AM Spin Class hosted by our very personal ‘Mel Motivator’
You’ve pledged your miles, you’re difficult your self – what extra might you need than a shock spin class? Take a look at our Fb stay footage from the day:
Take a look at the footage right here: https://www.facebook.com/GOoutdoorsUK/videos/10155362522029022/
1PM A particular go to from ‘Drill Sergeant Brown’
Is there something extra motivating than someone with a wonderful moustache yelling in your face? Most likely not. Any putting resemblence Drill Sergeant Brown has to our very personal Brown who had clocked 50 miles by way of the morning is totally coincidental.
Take a look at the footage right here: https://www.facebook.com/GOoutdoorsUK/videos/10155363024544022/
3PM The 100 Milers host their very own Spin Class
Mike from Calibre, and Karl of our IT crew had each clocked up 100 miles for the problem within the morning. They had been drained, their legs had been shot, however they couldn’t wait to host a brutal spin class for everybody within the afternoon, Mike even acquired again on the bike in his greatest spin gear.
Take a look at the footage right here: https://www.facebook.com/GOoutdoorsUK/videos/10155363303289022/
We’re delighted to say that we hit our 923 mile goal early due to the trouble of the cyclists, however there have been nonetheless miles being pledged, and the crew continued till the four:30pm deadline. We completed on 1143 miles! An enormous thanks to the entire crew for placing the trouble in.
We saved you all up to date through our social channels by way of the day, and requested to your donations and we had been delighted with the response. We smashed our £5,000 goal due to prospects, household, associates and suppliers all digging deep for a fantastic trigger.
The Fundraising doesn’t cease there!
Our shops are internet hosting their very own occasions within the run as much as Youngsters in Want, plus you possibly can nonetheless seize the Ramble Hat for simply £6 with all proceeds going again to charity.
Keep tuned to GO Outside on social media to maintain up with a few of our different fundraising efforts within the construct as much as the large night time.