Simonx | 4th September 2018 - 1 min read
As you may be aware from our previous article , Colin Kippin, one of our Directors and Head of Tailoring, recently took part in a bike ride to raise money for The British Heart Foundation.
The ride had to be rescheduled due to the weather and so eventually the East Coast Mountain Bike event took place in 12th August 2018.
Colin completed the course in 2 hours and 22 minutes and came 15th in his class and was very pleased with that. A grand total of £383 was raised. Colin tells me that it was the hardest thing that he has ever done and that it was a constant mental battle to finish the ride. The sting came after 5 miles, he then had to climb over 1,770 feet over the following 7 miles. Colin is now looking at some further road based events, “I’ve had enough climbing mountains for now and want to focus on a new challenge. Maybe a 100 mile road ride event”, he said.
We would like to congratulate Colin on his achievement and wish him luck with future events. Will keep you posted on any future challenges.
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.