Monday August 18, 2014
If you want to be the best and you want to beat the rest, ooh dedication is what you need. Dedication, a static bike and ideally some lycra.
On Thursday 14th August, Byte Night supporter Harvey Nash smashed the World Record for cycling the farthest distance on a static bike in 12 hours. Previously the record stood at 348km, which a quick internet search tells me is the distance from London to Rochdale. The team managed to nip past Rochdale with just under two hours to spare and ended up hitting 495km, with Finance Director the biggest contributor clocking up 27km in just 30 minutes.
The team of 25 took turns cycling for half an hour each in order to hit the target and were joined by some devoted volunteers collecting donations throughout the day. They also enlisted the help of a local cycle shop that kindly agreed to donate the bike for the day.
The team were outside their offices on Bishopsgate, City of London, cycling from 7am to 7pm and raising more than £900 in the process.
Harvey Nash won’t stop at breaking World Records. Over the coming months they will also be running an internal baking competition as well as regular dress down Fridays to hit their fundraising target.
It’s fair to say that Harvey Nash are going the distance for Byte Night this year.
Doing something out of the ordinary to raise money for Byte Night this year? We’d love to hear from you. Email us and let us know.