12 Riders, 300 Miles, One Day - The IBC2IBC Charity Ride Is On

The 24-hour cycle-sportif challenge was founded and is being led by Ciaran Doran of Harris Corporation

On September 3rd a team of determined broadcast industry riders will depart from the offices of IBC in London and will take up the challenge to cycle 300 miles in 24 hours to the RAI in Amsterdam for the IBC Show, the premier event for broadcasters worldwide.

The 24-hour cycle-sportif challenge was founded and is being led by Ciaran Doran of Harris Corporation, a seasoned veteran of long distance cycling. Ciaran is joined by other members of the broadcast industry who’ve taken up this considerable challenge. The full list of riders is: Ciaran Doran – Harris Corporation, Joss Armitage – Jump PR, Jonathan Cooper – NEC Display Solutions, Chris Blakeston – Audio Network, Clare Bell – ASP, Darren Whitehead – IBC, Karl Stone – Red Bee Media, Simon Tillyer – TV Bay, Matt Robbins – TV Bay, Matt Upton – Arris, Anthony Harrison – Calrec Audio Ltd and Nick Pannaman – JCA TV.

This will be a gruelling test of will and stamina. The riders will be taking themselves to the limit to raise funds for Vision Charity, the TV industry charity that gives blind and visually impaired children a better chance to succeed in life. The Riders have a fundraising target of £100,000 to support these children.


Ciaran Doran says, “This is a massive challenge, one that refuses to shrink despite the training. The huge distance, cycling at night, more than one ferry and we lose an hour crossing to the continent – the list goes on! We need you, your company and your friends’ help to reach our considerable fundraising target and to support us. Any and all contributions will be gratefully received!”

Please donate online through the team JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/IBC2IBC-Team- or text vibc11 and the amount you want to donate (up to £10) to 70070. Every penny goes to Vision Charity in support of the IBC2IBC ride.

For more information about this event and to follow the riders’ progress as they prepare visit http://ibc2ibc.org or follow it on Twitter: @ibc2ibc. For other events Vision Charity organise please visit www.visioncharity.co.uk.