So the Tour de France 2014 is over; from the grandest of Grand Départs in le Yorkshire, to the frankly bonkersness of the Hautacam climb, this year’s Tour has been compulsive viewing and has captured the British imagination like never before. Of course; after Wiggins didn’t start, Froome crashed out on stage five and Alberto Contador broke his leg on Col du Platzerwasel, Vincenzo Nibail’s dominance has been inspiring to watch, but if you can feel the withdrawal systems kicking in already, fear not, because the Tour de Playgroup is less than eight weeks away.
On the 18th September our intrepid Playgroupers – kitted out, head-to-toe in Lycra – will be departing from our London studio in Clerkenwell for the 171 km ride (bike rides are always measured in kilometres apparently) to Lymington in the New Forest, where we have recently opened our new office. You can check out the route here.
So why are we putting ourselves through all this? To raise money for Tommy’s and to challenge ourselves is the simple answer. Tommy’s is a charity that has touched some of our colleagues at Playgroup, the amazing work they do saves babies lives every day. All the money we raise will go to Tommy’s, so please give whatever you can.
Stay tuned. We’ll be posting regular updates as our very own Mini Départ approaches.