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2016 "Directors" charity ride - the planning, preparation and riding!

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2 days, 8 punctures, 12 cyclists, 175 miles, 16,000 calories and a lot of "energy" food = £30,000 raised for Naomi House Children's Hospice

The aim
Every year the directors from Exertis UK undertake a challenge to raise money for the companies' nominated charity - for the last few years this has been Naomi House Children's Hospice located near Sutton Scotney in Hampshire.
The target amount is around the £20k mark and vendor partners are invited to sponsor and join in with the event.

The planning
Planning was probably the most difficult aspect of this event as we wanted a multi-day ride but aimed at people who cycle but are would find 70+ miles a challenge and a multi day event even more so.  

The last few years of Directors Challenges for Exertis have been cycling related and as I've been involved in a few of them I was asked to arrange the 2016 event.  The 2015 event was a point-to-point ride from our office in Stoke-on-Trent to Basingstoke but, due to numbers, th…