Team Staysure’s STRIVE Challenge

Posted on September 5, 2016 by Guest Writer

On the 20th September, three members of Staysure’s executive team will be cycling across Italy over five days as part of the Virgin STRIVE Challenge 2016 to support charitable trust Big Change.

The team will cycle alongside Richard Branson (now in his 66th year and showing no signs of slowing down), who is taking on the Challenge as part of his bucket list, and a host of fellow ‘Strivers’ who aim to raise £15 million for the trust.

Those taking part are; Chairman Ryan Howsam (who recently turned 50 himself), CEO Chris Rolland and Chief Finance Director Julian Kearney. This is set to be an exceptionally tough endurance and fitness challenge pushing the team from their usual spots in the boardroom to five straight days on a saddle.

The team is taking part in the final stage of the Strive cycling challenges, the hardest of the three, setting off from Salerno on 20th September, covering 692km (430 miles) and climbing 16,800ft along the way before arriving in Villa San Giovanni.

The penultimate stage will see the team ascend a colossal 3,000 metres as they cover 113 miles.

You can follow their progress on Twitter and Facebook, and read a daily update from the team right here on the Staysure blog.

Staysure’s CEO, Chris Rolland, said “Every day we are privileged to hear stories from our customers – many of whom have medical conditions, who embark on fantastic travel adventures of fitness and endurance in the second halves of their lives. We’ve been inspired by our adventurous customers who challenge people’s expectations and push boundaries when they don’t let difficulties hold them back from their bucket list. While this challenge is daunting for us, we want to share in the amazing spirit our customers show us every day.”

“If you can we’d be delighted if you could play your own special part in supporting an amazing worthwhile charity bike ride by clicking here: as we try to raise a little money with friends for a very worthwhile cause.  We sincerely appreciate any support you can give.”