Back in the saddle

  Simonx   |   14th June 2018 - 2 min read

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As you will know from our previous article, Colin Kippin one of our Directors and Head of Tailoring is back in the saddle. Colin tells me that his selected event, the MTB challenge for the British Heart Foundation is getting close. He will be riding in the South Downs mountain bike event on 29th July 2018, along with one of our past colleagues from SchemeServe.

Colin tells me that he is hoping to complete this challenge in less than 3 hours. The route however has 1,300 feet of uphill climb, so it’s not going to be easy. Colin says “To back up my normal cross country training I have now purchased a road bike and will do some longer rides as the event day approaches”.

The riding bug seems to be spreading as Colin’s wife is now riding most weekends too. They also have some friends joining them on a Sunday morning for a ride. “It’s good to see people getting out in the fresh air getting fit and its all free” says Colin. “We have all just signed up for the Fairleigh Hospice ride in September, that’s a more starter/family event but it’s for a great cause”.

More posts to follow and of course lots of pictures on the actual day in July, in the meantime feel free to sponsor me!

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Simon Cowling

Simon spent over 10 years programming from behind a keyboard, before transitioning across to management. A keen adrenaline junkie, whether that involves going up the mountain or over the edge of the cliff. He learned his management skills not just in the I.T world but also running youth camps and conferences, helping teenagers find a footing in life. He also really likes pie.

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