MES goes Coast to Coast
174 miles in 3 days – the MES team are going Coast to Coast!
Coast to Coast complete. Hills climbed, hills descended, miles covered, tyres changed, pints drunk, legs re-waxed, aching limbs bathed, energy bars eaten, support vehicle returned and a wonderful sense of satisfaction achieved. Well done guys and well done team manager Jess. And if you want to congratulate the team further please do not hesitate to click the button above. Many thanks to everyone for their support and interest.
Among the MES team there are a few fairly active and sporty types, and the conversation over a post-work beer turned to cycling. The suggestion was floated that we take on a challenge. And so here we find ourselves, facing a bike ride of 174 miles from Whitehaven to Newcastle this September to raise money for The Toybox Charity, the MS Society and the British Polio Fellowship.
A couple of the team did the local Southwell Triathlon last year, and others have run or cycled good distances, but this is our biggest collective challenge by far. Yes, we will be looking forward to a well earned pint at the end of each day’s cycle but we will also be looking forward to making a difference in the lives of many people here in the UK and overseas.
Please support us in any way you can by making a donation to one of our charities or partnering with us on the logistical side of things. Anything you can do will help make the future brighter for many people.
What the cyclists say
“Taking on a team challenge is not only going to be lots of fun, but also a great opportunity for us as a company to get involved with supporting organisations that are providing hope to lots of people.”
“I’m a bit of a cycle-a-holic – the chance to hoof it across the country on a speedy bike flashing my waxed calves? Yes please…”
“I’m looking forward to it – not done much cycling before but i’m up for the challenge.”
“I’m going to be a Dad in October so I just hope I can get across the country and back in time…!”
“Any excuse to put the lycra on again…”