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Viridian Solar Team completes the Vosges Challenge Charity Bike Ride

550 miles over three days to raise money for Myeloma UK

October 2023

Solar Company Rides for Charity

A team of four Viridian Solar employees recently rode a total of 550 miles over three days to raise money for Myeloma UK, a charity that supports those that have been diagnosed myeloma, a type of blood cancer

The ride was organised by Challenge Adventure Charities, which was established in 1996 and now puts on two events each year. Money is raised for charities chosen by both the organiser and the event participants.

This yearís challenge - Vosges Challenge 2023 saw a team of four Viridian Solar employees alongside 30 other teams ride a total of 550 miles through Belgium, Luxembourg and into France.

Day 1 started on the famous cobble streets in Flanders riding across Belgium through the stunning Ardennes mountains, completing 190 miles in 12 hours. On the road at 6.30am day 2 was a total of 195 miles of riding through Luxembourg into France, riding for a total of 13 hours. Day 3 was the hardest, the team were exhausted, climbing steep gradients and navigating long and tricky descents for a total of 165 miles.

Nick Pittillion, Sales Manager at Viridian Solar said:

"I loved being part of the Viridian Solar cycling team that completed this ride, it was an amazing experience however it was not without its challenges! There were falls, ripped tires and broken chains to name a few but it hasnít put us off and raising over £2500 for our chosen charity Myeloma UK was incredible, we are already thinking about next year!"

Solar Company Rides for Charity
Solar Company Rides for Charity