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Garry's 24hour Indoor Ride!

Garry needing a midnight snack...only 6 hours left!

GARRY'S 24 HOUR INDOOR RIDE


In the early hours of the morning on Saturday 5th December 2015, you would have been woken by the sun rising, birds singing and the whirring noise of a Watt Bike. 

One of our friends and customers, Garry Glide (he had to be a cyclist...or pilot) took on the mammoth task of doing a 24 hour indoor bike ride to raise money for charity. His main goal was to reach 418miles in this time frame, to put it into perspective, that's pretty much London to Edinburgh.

In order to accomplish this task we needed to make some space at the front of our shop and were kindly donated two Watt Bikes by the good people at www.wattbike.com When they found out about the event, they were more than happy to get involved. Once these were installed into the shop, and after we all had a little play with them, we started to prep and get Garry ready for his journey!

 

WE RAISED A TOTAL OF £2200 FOR THE BRAIN TUMOUR CHARITY.

All our staff were on hand to help Garry with food, drink refills and even later on during the ride, we were there to change his socks since he couldn't bend down! The shop was open for business for 24 hours and we had customers joining us for beer and pizza all through the night. Some customers came by to join in with Garry, riding along side him on the second Watt Bike for moral support. The atmosphere was brilliant as more and more people joined in to support Garry. 

Garry getting some moral support from one of our younger customers!

Garry starting on his 24 hour ride at 6.50am 

A TOTAL OF 410.5 MILES WERE RIDDEN IN 24 HOURS

In the end, once the clock hit 24 hours, Garry managed to clock in at 410.5 miles travelled! An absolutely amazing feet to do on his own and with only the odd toilet break. Starting at 6.50am on Saturday 5th December and finishing at 6.50am on Sunday 6th December, he was pretty much a broken man (and rightly so!) Through social media and in store donations we managed to raise a fantastic £2200 for The Brain Tumour Charity. 

 

We're not sure if Garry would do it again, but we definitly want to hold more events for charity.

 

Special thanks to www.wattbike.com for the donation of two Watt Bikes.

Garry looking sprightly around 4 hours in.