A team of cyclists from across the broadcast industry have completed an epic London to Amsterdam charity cycle ride.
They finished the 300 mile journey from IBC’s London headquarters to the RAI in Amsterdam in just under 19 hours.
The £31,000 that has so far been raised will go to the Vision Charity, the TV industry charity for blind and visually impaired children.
The event was founded and led by Harris Corporation’s Ciaran Doran, a veteran of long distance cycling.
He said: “This was a huge physical and psychological challenge but all of us are very, very happy to have been able to contribute to the Vision Charity in this way. Without that overall aim to keep us going through the colder, wetter moments we may have crumbled.”
The ride was completed by Ciaran Doran together with Joss Armitage of Jump PR, Chris Blakeston of Audio Network, Darren Whitehead of IBC, Karl Stone of PieroFC, Simon Tillyer and Matt Robbins of TV Bay, Matt Upton of Arris, Anthony Harrison of Calrec Audio and Mark Hallinger of TV Technology Europe and Asia.
Additional riders that took part were Jonathan Cooper of NEC Display Solutions, Clare Bell of ASP, and Nick Pannaman of JCA TV.
“I’d like to thank all the companies that gave us their time and technology for free, including LiveU, Garland Partners, MediaFreedom, ProBand, Media Kinnon Productions and Exposure, as well as the whole support team without whom this wouldn’t have been possible,” added Doran.
Donations can still be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/IBC2IBC-Team or by SMS message. Text ‘vibc11’ and the amount you want to donate (up to £10) to 70070.