On Tuesday 29th April our mission to ride 874 miles on an exercise bike got under way, after much hard work and training the MRJ team along with family and friends took to the bike to support the fantastic charity a smile for Orly.
Beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday the 29th, we aimed to tackle the challenge in 44 hours (the world record)... however we are delighted to say that we managed to beat even our own expectations and completed our final mile in 34 hours!
We had some great support from friends that we were keen to get involved and jump on the bike to help us complete our goal and we couldn't have done it without them!
Most importantly, the main goal of our bike ride was to raise awareness and funds for a smile for Orly for projects at Manchester Children's hospital, and with the generosity and help of so many great people we managed raise over £3000!
What we have managed to achieve has been phenomenal and we cannot thank everyone who got involved enough, we would like to send a personal thanks to the JCI team, current President Caroline McCarron? and outgoing President Jen Smith for all the help and support we received from them. We are extremely proud to have been involved with a smile for Orly and could not think of a better cause to support.
After weeks of hard work and training, the day has finally arrived for our charity bike ride for a Smile for Orly.
We've have received some fantastic support from some many great people... but the biggest challenge is just beginning...
This afternoon our journey of 874 miles on an exercise bike is underway and with just 44 hours to complete the mission we will be working flat out to get it done!
We have a live stream set up so that you can keep up to date with our cyclist great work, so head over there and get watching!! - http://ustre.am/1d3LU.
You can also follow our progress on Twitter through @mrjrec and tweet us your us your support using the hashtag #smilefororly
And don't forget it's still not too late for you to help us continue to raise funds for a great cause, all the information you need to donate can be found on our charity page – 874 Miles, 44 hours, 1 goal - cyclefororly
The penultimate countdown is on for our charity bike ride for a cycle for Orly, and with only six days to go the team are focused on getting in every last bit of training and preparation!
Already we have received so much support and help from many great people with £1000 raised so far... but there is still so much more work to be done and it's not too late for you to get in volved!
All that we ask is that you give up half an hour of your time to get on the bike and help us reach our goal;
If you feel that you can help us then get in touch to arrange your cycle to raise funds for a fantastic cause!
You can also help us raise more money by donating directly to our Virgin Giving page by following this link - http://goo.gl/q1t97A
To find out more about a smile for Orly and the reasons behind our challenge head over to - www.asmilefororly.com
With just over three weeks to go until our Charity bike ride for a Smile for Orly the team here at MRJ HQ have been hard at work in preparation for the date...
We have had great support so far from many people who are keen to get involved and assist in raising money for a great cause and it's not too late for you to join in either!
We need keen cyclists to give up just half an hour of their time to help us achieve our goal and raise funds!
If you would like to help us out and get in involved then get in touch with us... call us, email us or even tweet us using the hashtag #cyclefororly