This month, our own Carl Newboult from our Support team took on the gruelling challenge of the Castle 2 Coast 2 Castle (C2C2C) charity bike ride to raise money for the Think Pink for Eleanor cause.
What Is C2C2C?
C2C2C is a charity bike journey accumulating up to 100 miles across Lincolnshire. In preparation for the ride, Carl had been cycling around 40-60 miles every weekend to get his body use to the conditions of cycling over a long period of time. His latest venture before the main event amounted up to 67 miles without any stoppages to see how his body would adapt to the conditions of a long ride. In regards to the challenge, Carl said “It’s really good fun, the physical side is not so bad, it’s the mental side which is challenging”.
Carl’s team of 12, as well as 600 other riders on the day, were part of the event which visited 14 bomber command stations past and present as part of the 100th anniversary of the RAF. They started at Nettleham Rugby Club and ended at the same destination with a range of food and water stops provided along the way for the riders.
Carl’s Chosen Charity
Carl’s chosen charity was Think Pink for Eleanor. This charity was for a little girl called Eleanor who was sadly diagnosed with bone cancer and to help her and the family through the transition. Carl has always had an interest in cycling as he cycles to work every day from Saxilby, however his main motivation behind the ride was to raise money for Eleanor. So far Carl has reached an impressive £200 for the Think Pink for Eleanor charity, with many contributions being put forward to sponsor Carl on his endeavour from OrderWise staff.
We would like to congratulate Carl on his impressive efforts throughout the duration of his charity work towards this cause. It is truly humbling to see so many employees of the OrderWise team supporting and contributing towards this worthy cause – well done Carl!