On the 8th July, some of us will be cycling 50 miles around Warwickshire, starting and finishing at Stoneleigh Park, to raise money for Mind - all part of our 50th anniversary fundraising activities (it’s quick and easy to support us by donating through our Just Giving page).
A couple of weeks ago Elisa. Mick, Oli and Jon (pictured above) along with Jon’s brother Matthew set off to Amsterdam to get in some practice.
‘Why Amsterdam?’ you might ask. Surely a few circuits of Stoneleigh Park would be good enough?
Never ones to say ‘no’ to a challenge, they were off to take part the “Jules Energy and Friends Cycling Adventure” – a three-day event organised by software developers Jules Energy to allow colleagues to enjoy some time together in a social and sportive setting and, in their words, “allow us to show you the most beautiful country in Europe, the Netherlands!”
Who could resist? Especially as Jules Energy, a good partner of ours, provide the platform we use to trade electricity and gas for our customers.
Before heading off to catch the overnight ferry to Hook of Holland, Elisa said “I am mostly looking forward to meeting members of staff from Jules Energy as well as suppliers who I speak to on a regular basis, but have never had the chance to meet face to face. However, one thing I’m definitely not looking forward to is three whole days of Mick’s jokes.”
How did they fare? Watch this space ... ‘Five go cycling in Holland’ (the video) coming soon ...
Photo L to R: Elisa Evans, Mick Orr, Oli Coe, Jon Swain