Team CIE are ready to tackle 3 big challenges this year in support of our chosen charity - Maggie's Cancer Support Centres.
This year the CIE Team will be taking on our 'Triple Challenge' of endurance cycling and climbing. Beginning in February with the Derby Huub Track Attaque - a 24hour non-stop velodrome cycle challenge and rounding things off with taking on the world's tallest freestanding mountain - the mount kilimanjaro - as we ditch the bikes and pull on our climbing boots!
The challenge takes place at Derby Arena - the Midlands’ hub for track cycling in February. The 250 metre track has been ridden by some of the worlds top cyclists and is the home of independent British UCI track team, Huub Wattbike. This velodrome challenge event is all about endurance as team CIE will be relaying laps around the track for 24 hours!
CIE's very own TEAM CIE charity cyclists are getting back in the saddle as they embark upon their 2020 marathon cycle challenge through the Pyrenees!
Our cycle team will be riding aiming to complete the 550+ cycle challenge through France in just 3 days, culminating in the somehwat hilly Pyrenees!
In September members of the CIE team are taking on the challenge to summit Mount Kilimanjaro - the highest freestanding mountain in the world 5896m! The 19,341ft climb will consist of traversing through jungles and wetlands as well as battling altitude sickness as the team ascend to the chilly heights of the glaciers to reach the summit.
Centre Manager for Maggie's Nottingham - Kate Martin - told us why the fundraising efforts and all your donations are so important;
"We provide emotional, psychological, social and practical support to anyone affected by cancer. Fundraising is hugely important to us and we're so grateful to CIE for recognising the support we've given to their colleagues. We are so grateful to CIE for raising this money for us and we will continue to provide the high level of support that we do. Thank you guys!"