Last month, TIP sponsored a team of 42 riders from key industry customers and suppliers throughout the UK and Ireland for an Italian cycling challenge. With an average age approaching 50 years old our team flew into Bergamo to tackle a 3 day, 320km cycle to Venice.
Day One circumnavigated Lake Garda with a testing jaunt up Monte Baldo for the very brave! Day 2 was the longest day at 140kms with some ‘cheeky’ hills en route from Sirmione to Vicenza. The final day’s stretch from Vicenza to Venice in really hot weather required true grit and fully deserved a few beers in celebration at the finish.
We have successfully beaten our original target and currently exceed £54,000 in donations.. This is an amazing achievement and a great reflection of everyone’s effort.. Moreover, our industry has once more demonstrated it’s fantastic support for two worthy charities..
Thanks to all the FBB&Gs for taking the time to compete, our amazing sponsors for their wonderful support and all our friends, family and colleagues who gave selflessly to help achieve our goals.