Pedal Power

Whilst it may not quite rival the 2,000 mile trek from Lands End to John O’Groats, it will certainly require some serious pedal power. In a bid to raise £10,000 for Cancer Research UK, 25 of my colleagues (not me!) are starting a 420 mile Office-to-Office cycle challenge between eight of our UK offices.

Team Sage

Team Sage

They’ve set off this morning and will pass through Purley, Winnersh, Wantage, Witney, Derbyshire, Manchester and North Yorkshire before finishing here at Sage Towers, Newcastle on Tuesday 31st May.

Before setting off I caught up with the brains behind the cycle ride, Steve Jemmott and he told me:

“Apart from the usual aches and pains, training for our Office-to-Office challenge is going fantastically well and we’re delighted to have over 25 volunteers set to complete the full route. We are hoping more people will join us along the route, so if we are passing near you on any of these dates, please keep an eye out for us and give us a wave and a cheer… or even better come and join in. All support will help spur us on towards completing our challenge,”

So, if you are out and about and catch the team en route then please give them a cheer….here’s their schedule:

  • Friday 27th May – Purley, Croydon to Wantage, Oxfordshire
  • Saturday 28th May – Wantage, Oxfordshire to Swadlincote, Derbyshire
  • Sunday 29th May – Swadlincote, Derbyshire to Castlefield, Manchester
  • Monday 30th May – Castlefield, Manchester to Hawes, North Yorkshire
  • Tuesday 31st May – Hawes, North Yorkshire to Sage UK Head Office in Newcastle upon Tyne

You can sponsor the team by visiting the JustGiving fundraising page at or send a cheque payable to Cancer Research UK to Steve Jemmott, Sage (UK) Ltd, 4 Witan Way, Witney, Oxon, OX28 6FF.

So, all I can say from the comfort of my office chair is best of luck.

Cath Sheldon
You can follow the team’s progress during the O2O cycle on twitter @sageuk.