Pure to Pure Cycle challenge 2012 for Pied Piper Appeal
Pure Offices staff, recently joined tenants and local residents to cycle 46 miles from Pure Offices Business Centre in Gloucester to Pure Offices Business Centre in Portishead, Bristol
Organised by Pure Offices to celebrate the Olympics and raise £800 for the Pied Piper Appeal children’s charity. Entrant’s ages ranged from 17 to 71 years.
Riders left Pure Offices Gloucester at 10am Saturday morning, with refreshment stops at Berkeley Castle, 19 miles into the route, and at Olveston School, 30 miles in.
The first two riders to finish, husband and wife team Helen and Graeme Barker, made it to Portishead in three and three quarter hours. Then, after a 15 minute break, they cycled back to Gloucester.
The rest of the riders all made times between four and five hours. Excellent timings considering they were hit by rain for the middle part of their journey.
All arrived back safe and in good spirits, and were greeted by the Pure Offices Pure Active team who awarded them with well-deserved medals and certificates and provided welcome food and hot drinks.
No doubt there were a few aching muscles over the following days, but it was all in a good cause and £800 and counting was raised for the Pied Piper Appeal, which is a wonderful local charity that works to improve the lives of sick children.
If you would like to donate go to www.justgiving.com and search for Pure2Pure 2012.
“I had a fab time and was really impressed with the organisation of the whole thing - well done. I think I have raised nearly £400 for the charity too which is great.” Joanna Wallace said who rode this distance for the first time ever.
This was the first Pure to Pure challenge and due to its success is planned to become an annual event taking in some of the other Pure Offices sites including Cheltenham which is due to open Spring 2012 and Weston-Super-Mare if there is enough interest.
So if you would like to take part in next year’s Pure to Pure challenge contact reception at; email@example.com or phone 01452 886300.