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Bristol to London Bike Ride

28 January 2013, by

As you may know, a group of us were recently inspired by the opening of the new Softwire Bristol office and decided to cycle from one Softwire office to the other! Conveniently Action Medical Research provided an organised cycle from Bristol to London and also provided a worthy cause to raise money for in the process, so we entered. The route was to be 116 miles. By way of preparation, some of us put in the odd bit of training here and there, Mike and Jenny bought themselves brand new racing bikes, and Jonathan briefly considered riding a bike with more than one gear (nah). And so on one bright weekend in August, we were ready.


We made it to Brighton!

18 November 2011, by

In my last blog post I told you that a number of Softwire employees and friends were preparing to cycle 60 miles to Brighton on a sponsored ride for Teenage Cancer Trust (here’s our sponsorship page).

The good news

Our running total for sponsorship raised is nearly at £2000 at the time of writing, including Gift Aid. The money raised by Softwire employees from our Brighton cycle ride will be matched by an equal donation from Softwire. This will be added to the total (currently around £1750) from our other fundraising activities throughout the year, such as an on-the door collection at our annual party, making over  £5000 (and counting) raised by Softwire for Teenage Cancer Trust in 2011.

The other good news is that we did all make it to Brighton somehow!

Softwire cycle to Brighton for Teenage Cancer Trust

25 October 2011, by

Nine Softwire employees (from left to right – Rob D, Luci, Tim, JennyChris H, Simon W, Phil and Dezzy plus Iain) are going to be cycling from the Softwire office in Kentish Town to Brighton this Saturday (29th October 2011) for the charity which Softwire are supporting this year – the Teenage Cancer Trust. Friends and family are welcome and there are approximately 15 people altogether doing the trip.

Softwire Brighton cycling team

The route is around 60 miles long and apparently quite hilly, as it goes over the South Downs. The group is of mixed ability, with a few very keen cyclists and some newcomers to long distances, who are pushing new boundaries (and crossing their fingers that they will make it all the way!)

Hopefully the late October weather will be kind to us and it won’t be too wet or windy…

Wish us all luck and please sponsor us at Softwire have promised to match donations up to £3000. Teenage Cancer Trust fund and build specialised cancer units for teenagers in NHS hospitals across the UK, giving a better living environment which has been proven to improve recovery chances. It would be absolutely fantastic if we were able to hit this target to support their great work.