Logistik co-ordinate no ordinary event for M&S

Logistik helped over 500 Marks and Spencer (M&S) employees take part in a 24-hour endurance cycling race last weekend – the Bike 400 Cycle Challenge is just one of a number of events that M&S is organising in a bid to raise over £1 million for three cancer charities.

Logistik was on hand to coordinate the day, making sure that the 150 teams of four taking part were fed, watered and rested, providing a tent campsite and treatment areas.

The fundraising challenge took place at the Prodrive Race Track, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, and saw M&S employees take part in a “Le Mans” inspired 24-hour endurance event. Over 550 employees competed in teams of four, with each cyclist individually peddling for six hours to cover approximately 100 miles around the track.

In addition to the teams, four dedicated M&S cycling enthusiasts competed for the whole 24 hour challenge as solo cyclists, covering a staggering 900 miles.

Over the intense 24-hour challenge more than five million calories were burnt, 7,000 litres of water were drunk, and over 100 punctures were fixed.

With each team successfully crossing the finishing line, M&S’ target to raise over £1million for three leading cancer charities is firmly on track. Over £544,000 has been raised to date in support of Breakthrough Breast Cancer (GB), Action Cancer (NI) and the Marie Keating Foundation (ROI) – with two months of fundraising still to go.