Congratulations are in order, as one of our dedicated account managers has completed the ultimate charity challenge.
The challenge in question is a 100-mile bike ride through the streets of London, and Paul was one of the 600 people who chose to cycle in aid of Macmillan. He joined a field of more than 30,000 competitors.
With a target to beat of six hours and 30 minutes, Paul gave everything he had to complete the exhausting event.
“Well, I did it,” said Paul.
“And beat the target time I had in mind. There were a few forced stoppages due to accidents in front of me and emergency services being involved and the congestion that had built up from this.
“Even with this, I was very pleased with the ride and didn’t really want it to end!
“I lost a little GPS in tunnels and I hit some crazy speeds along the way, including 43.6 mph on one hill and many others in excess of 30 mph.”
Paul met with the Macmillan team before the race, and said he is thankful for all the donations that he received,
Paul said: “The support for all charities was great, as was from the public in the busier areas of the route.
“All the fellow Macmillan riders cheered each other on. The event is now officially my longest ride.
“I am proud of what I have achieved in a short space of time and was so surprised as to how well my body performed on the day.
“I even had to do another 10 miles back to the hotel afterwards. I am also proud of the money raised for Macmillan and so thankful for all the kind donations that people have made.”
Paul will continue to compete in races to raise money and will be doing the two-mile Serpentine Swim next year.”
After the event, Macmillan Cancer Support tweeted: “A huge thank you to the 600 amazing riders who took to the streets of the capital for @RideLondon to raise over £200K for @macmillancancer. The funds you've raised will make such a difference to the support we can provide to people living with Cancer.”
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