63,000 dollars raised. 8300km cycled. 595 riders. 12 organisations. 9 charities. 3 countries. 1 month.
These are just some of the incredible statistics from a very busy October at the Tour de Office Foundation.
As always we had some friendly competition amongst our hosts, with Pure Storage taking first place for total funds raised, and The Motorama Group in a very close second place.
Pure Storage were the hosts of the first Tour de Office ride week for October, and the first international Tour de Office ever. During their ride week, Pure Storage hosted a bike in their offices in Singapore, Tokyo, Melbourne and Sydney. Together, the four locations fundraised $10,824 to support their selected charities – Cancer Council and SPCA – and cycled over 1400km, all while taking in some spectacular city views.
Aon riders supported the Beacon Foundation and raised $3,133. With two bikes set up in the office, no one was lonely on their ride and the level of competition was high.
Employment Office Brisbane
Employment Office Brisbane clocked up the most kilometres on the bike during our October Ride Week. Opting for two bikes this year, they rode 1185km and raised $7,266 for the Lung Foundation Australia. Among their riders was an Elvis Presley impersonator and a 34-week-pregnant mum.
EY Brisbane supported Youngcare, with their riders fundraising $7,738. Perhaps this result was thanks to encouragement from special guests Bananas in Pyjamas and Batman’s sidekick, Robin. These visits helped keep the spirits high as the riders pedalled over 700km.
News Corp Australia
Funds were collected the old-fashioned way at News Corp, as riders donated their time to collect cash contributions from anyone who hadn’t made their way to the online event platform. News Corp Australia raised $3,285 for The Courier Mail Children’s Fund.
We were excited to have Optiver on board as a host for the first time this October. They raised $225 for Beacon Foundation while riding over 400km on the bike.
PwC Brisbane’s riders fundraised $3,431 for Starlight Children’s Foundation. Their cycling efforts were incredible as they rode over 870km. To create some internal competition, they kept track of their rides with a leaderboard – maybe this is why they rode so far.
PwC Melbourne participated to raise money for Starlight Children’s Foundation. The riders fundraised $5,685 for the charity and rode over 500km. Similar to the PwC Brisbane office, they used an internal leaderboard to create some healthy competition and encourage riders to #quitthesit.
State Streets riders raised $1,390 to support the Beacon Foundation and covered over 570km. One rider at State Street cycled over 130km during the October ride week; that is the second-highest distance travelled by any rider that week.
The Motorama Group
The Motorama Group joined us for their fifth year with Tour de Office. As they were familiar with the event, we expected great things from the riders… and they delivered. They supported both Starlight Children’s Foundation and White Cloud Foundation, with the riders raising a total of $10,565. In Halloween costumes and a green morph suit, the riders impressively completed over 860km on the bike.
Wiley’s first event with Tour de Office saw their riders raise $9,627 to support FareShare. The riders distance was just as impressive as their fundraising, as they pedalled over 950km. Though it is no surprise as they had an amazing set-up for their riders that featured a 6ft screen where riders could pick a program of their choice – how could you not be motivated?
Hobart Airport hosted a 5-hour pop-up Tour de Office event in late October to raise money for Beacon Foundation. Riders managed to cover 168km in their short amount of time on the bike. This incredible feat was managed with an audience of airline passengers as the bike sat in the middle of the airport terminal.
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