How Far in Four?!

2nd August 2013 · Kevin Howes

On the 28th September, four of Team Talent will be donning their lycra and embarking on a gruelling four day bikathon across the UK.


In the ultimate test of  perseverance, endurance and persistence, the IT Talent riders will be cycling from Land’s End to as far north as they can over a four day period, raising awareness, and as much money as possible for our charity partner: The Lily Foundation.

The Lily Foundation was set up in October 2007 in memory of Lily Anna Merritt who passed away in April of that year at just 8 months old. Lily was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease, a rare disorder affecting the body’s ability to convert food into energy. The Lily Foundation fund research into Mitochondrial and other metabolic disorders with the hope of finding a cure as well as funding training of the metabolic team and care professionals and providing support for affected families.

This charity cycle forms part of our growing CSR programme in which we encourage and support our staff in various charitable endeavours, as well as regular office charity drives and dress up days!

Significantly raising the bar with this punishing challenge, it has required dedication from all participants, healthy lifestyle changes and some very early mornings in the gym. With our Managing Director leading the team, it aligns with IT Talent’s promotion of a healthy workforce; with wellbeing weeks, our cycle to work scheme and lunchtime running clubs.

Since humans are unpredictable, it is impossible to know exactly how far our team will make it in their four day mission.

Cue competition time!

To raise awareness for the little known, but worthy charity, we’re running a ‘How Far in Four’ competition, whereby you simply have to guess the total distance (in miles) they will complete (see map above for journey details!) Whoever guesses right (or closest) will win an ipad mini! All guesses must be made before the ride commences (28th September).

To get involved simply tweet us your prediction with the hashtag #ITTHowFarInFour or leave your guess on our facebook page.

And don’t forget to donate! To do so please visit our JustGiving page