On 7 September, Duane, one of our Account Managers at Sprint, took part in the Le Tour De Gosh charity bike ride, raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. His target was £950 and the challenge was to ride from Chalkwall to Shoebury in Essex– back and fourth 20 times, which adds up to a 90 mile ride.
” I did not train at all for this and even had a buffet the night before, using the excuse that I needed to carb up for the day ahead. I felt good on the morning and had all my energy sachets on me to power through the day. Two laps in I suffered a puncture and had to walk a mile back and then suffered a slow puncture 1/2 mile back out which resulted in another walk back to base. I thought my day was over until I was rescued by a kind soul who handed me a spare inner tube. From here I was off!”
Despite the set back and then having to pump the tyre up consistently throughout the course, Duane completed the course and the event in a very respectable 7 hours and 46 minutes. A personal achievement for Duane who represented the Sprint Group for such a great cause and managing to reach his target raising a fantastic £967.50 for the charity.
Oh My Gosh! is a charity initiative in Essex which holds fundraising events in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and other charitable causes. Every day, children with complex illnesses and their families arrive at Great Ormond Street to receive life-changing treatments and amazing care. Find out more about Oh My Gosh