Using their #oneofmany days, colleagues from Worldpay's Product and Technology team in Grimsby recently completed a 100-mile sponsored cycle ride along the Lincolnshire coast in aid of St Andrew's Hospice.

Using their #oneofmany days, colleagues from Worldpay's Product and Technology team in Grimsby recently completed a 100-mile sponsored cycle ride along the Lincolnshire coast in aid of St Andrew's Hospice.

Their ‘spokes’-person Wayne Pulford, Senior Graphic Designer, told us about their long day in the saddle.

He said: "Our ride began in Grimsby at the Worldpay office at the rather grim hour of 6:30am but those travelling in from Doncaster and Retford had an even earlier start.

"Gary Addison, Stuart Bellamy, Daran Hirst, David McCann and Tom Parrott and I endured various physical and mental challenges over the course of the day.

"There were painful knees and sore bottoms. Every pit stop to re-fuel with sugar and electrolytes was a welcome relief, so special thanks to Nic Smith in his support vehicle.

"Seeing the familiar face of our chief snack handler at each stop helped keep us going.

"Remarkably, we only had one puncture during the entire day.

"At one point we had to make a detour thanks to an overturned lorry.

 

"But otherwise the only departure from the plan was when one member of the team – who shall remain nameless - became detached from the group and ended up taking an unscheduled tour of the sights of the ‘so bracing’ seaside resort of Skegness!

"The heavens opened as we approached home so we got covered in muck along the final few miles of dirt track.

"We were six very soggy, messy, and tired-looking individuals by the time we made it back to base.

"But we all completed the challenge in less than 10 hours and finished the day with a mixture of self-achievement, fatigue, hunger, thirst and quite a few aches."

Thanks to the support of friends and colleagues, the team smashed through their £1,000 target and raised £1,421.25 for St Andrew's Hospice.

Wayne continued: "The charity is close to the hearts of several of us including me: my father spent many months in the hospice before succumbing to cancer.

"I’m delighted we’ve been able to give something back to them."

The team will also be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day 2017 on Friday 15 December. Click here to find out how you can get involved.

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