That is our best estimate from what we all achieved last Saturday – but knowing that many went further, it is safe to say that we made it around the World. And for about 40 of you hardy souls, it was the mighty 240 miles, a ‘day-in-the-life’ of the circumnavigation World Record.
But whether you managed 10 miles or 250+, you are all absolute champions for getting involved and I applaud your endurance. Thank you.
Many of you were already fundraising through Doddie Aid for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. Some of you got involved in World in the Day only.
Now is the time to rally the troops and make a final fundraising push for the mega miles you did during World in a Day. If you don’t have your own fundraising link, then please use the one above – also linked here.
On event hosting we have Keith Easton from Woosh
On website and graphics we have Ben Hasselgren from Buzzmoka
On communications we have Gregor Hollerin and the team from Story Shop
On the mic we have Nashy from Get After it
The World in a Day virtual event first occurred in 2020, when hundreds of people formed a ‘virtual peloton’, and raised over £230,000 for NHS Charities. This success was amplified in 2021’s World in a Day, where an even greater number of people came together as part of the brilliant Doddie Aid campaign, which raised over £950,000.
In January 2022, we are bringing the event back – pedalling a very long way, whilst going nowhere – fundraising to find a cure and take care of those who have Motor Neurone Disease.
Between 6am and 8pm you are invited to join the #DoddieAid ‘virtual peloton’ – you will receive the Zoom link and all the information as soon as you register. You do not need any other platform – it all happens on Zoom. However, for those on Zwift, we will organise a meet-up.
The concept is simple – it is 18,000 mile to cycle around the World. How many times can we cycle around the World in a day?
For the big mile hunters, we are looking for a core group to take on the mighty 240 mile challenge – to cycle all day and replicate one day of Mark Beaumont’s record breaking ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. Maybe a 60 miles or 120 is a suitable challenge – but whatever you target, make it tough, and therefore worthy of some sponsorship.