Up and Under Group

Crewe to Middlesborough for a quid

Simon Enderby a Director of the Up and Under Group completed a challenge ride from his home in Crewe to his parents home in Middlesbrough. The event was part of the Up and Under Foundation’s 2010 Oh! Project in which Up and Under staff members are attempting to raise £20,100 during the year to allow the Foundation to support more projects.

Simon faced headwinds for the whole of the 155 mile ride which included hilly sections through the Peak District and across the N Yorkshire Moors. The forecast was always looking unhelpful, but without experiencing 40mph gusts after riding for 10 hours it is difficult to explain how tough it can be.

Simon stopped only once during the journey, to fill up water bottles, in Wetherby after nearly 100miles. For those of you unused to long distance cycling it takes some comprehending what sitting on a bike seat for eleven hours is like without the need to push the pedals round. For Simon this is just one more challenging event to be savoured, he can add it to his successful completion of a multi day adventure race in Abu Dhabi and 60+km mountain race in the French alps.

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As part of the 2010 Oh! Project other initiatives include selling cakes, donating the proceeds of a car sale, donating Christmas presents and persuading our clients to part with donations at marketing events.
Later in the year members of the team will be climbing mountains, running marathons and rowing to ensure that we hit our target.
During this year we have delivered sports kit to kids in Africa, donated funds to a local scout group and made money available to help local youngsters attend outdoor activity courses.
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