On Wednesday 7 September, 87 riders donned their finest lycra and braved the Pedal Taiwan 8 Hour Cycle Challenge at the iconic Brands Hatch racetrack. All in aid of Missing People.
The cycling challenge sat within a 12-Hour Cyclothon hosted by rugby legend, Victor Ubogu, and his events company, VU Limited. A total of 22 teams of 3 or 4 riders relayed for 8 hours, testing their strength and endurance, and racing to complete the most laps and raise the most money.
The CyCILists team (CIL Management Consultants) raced into first place with 69 laps, closely followed by the Leonardos (Gravis Capital Management Limited) with 68 laps, and in third place, the Flutter Aces on 64 laps (Flutter Entertainment plc).
The day concluded with the riders enjoying a well-deserved dinner, taking part in a silent auction to raise even more funds and taking to the podium to celebrate their cycling prowess.
Not only did our teams conquer the cycle challenge, but they also raised incredible funds for the charity, reaching a fantastic total of £41,248!
Thanks to our riders donating through JustGiving, and generous contributions and matched funding from Liquidnet, LexisNexis, SEIB, and Flutter.
A special thank you must go to our very own Luminary, Phil Hodkinson, who gifted us the team places and made it possible for us to raise so much!
“We cannot thank everyone enough for taking on this epic challenge and for raising so much money to enable us to continue offering a lifeline to so many.” – Our CEO, Jo Youle OBE, speaking at the event
Well done to all those who took part, and we hope to see everyone again next year!