If you follow our socials or even better, read our previous blog right here - you’ll know that we were approached by the team at Maggie’s Charity to help design and manufacture their cycling kit for an epic adventure, cycling over 1000 miles from Maggie’s Yorkshire to Maggie’s Barcelona.
With a super short turnaround time, we got to work creating a kit that wouldn’t just promote the charity with their fiery orange colours emblazoned across them, but would help keep them comfortable and well supported on this journey of a lifetime. The team was made up of a range of people, including Guinness World Record Holders and even one mighty 11 year old girl, Iris.
As the team took off on day one, we were awash with watery eyes, watching their journey begin but nothing could prepare us for the daily updates of seeing these guys smiling every single mile. From the UK, across the channel into France, we watched with bated breath as the team tackled every obstacle possible, including some pretty hairy traffic.
Iris was a soldier amongst her peers as she cycled diligently every single day, never missing a beat and cycling as far as her legs would allow.
Over 13 incredible days, the team at Maggie’s raised not only huge funds but high doses of awareness for their charity that provides much-needed support for sufferers and their families during some of the most difficult times of their lives. The team at Maggie’s cycled this whopping journey - which actually ended a little over 1200 miles - to help this charity continue to deliver the support it does.
Helen Butters, one of the teams cyclists said, “Thank you to Vivendi Apparel for our extremely comfortable kit and compression tights, which have kept sores at bay!”
We couldn’t be more proud to have been a part of such a challenge and take our hats off to these athletes who have selflessly given up over two weeks of their time, enduring huge strain on their bodies to raise funds for the Yorkshire Centre.
Can You Help Maggie’s?
With the race now having finished and the team no doubt recovering from this unbelievable feat, we wanted to remind everyone that their purpose and sole aim of this adventure is far from over.
You can still help Maggie’s Centres in Yorkshire but donating now.
All donations will be going direct to the Yorkshire centre itself where they provide support for FREE to those with cancer and their surrounding family. These services can amount to over £2400 per day, and with the limited support they received throughout the pandemic, these donations are needed now more than ever. Can you help?
If you’d like to donate, simply follow this link… https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/helen-butters2
While the team have managed to raise a whopping £38,000 already, your help is still needed now more than ever. Please do what you can to help these services remain within our community for those who need it most.