Charity team cycles in ‘Mirus’ 5 degrees

The frozen Mirus team
The frozen Mirus team

A team of IT specialists found their own operating systems under severe pressure during a charity bike ride in below freezing temperatures.

The Mirus IT Solutions team, from Drakes Mews, Milton Keynes, cycled from the city to the London HQ of children’s charity the NSPCC on November 27 by using the paths of the Grand Union canal.

The brave cyclists left at 7.30am on the Saturday and experienced temperatures of -5 degrees.

Adam Kirby, one the Mirus team members said: “We completed a number of charity events this year including the Three Peaks Challenge but I can honestly say this was up there with these in terms of difficulty. The conditions made the ride extremely uncomfortable and the cold hit everyone in the team.”

So far the team raised more than £1,000 for The NSPCC 1600 Club, which has been organised for local businesses to assist with raising funds for training new volunteers for Childline. It costs £1600 to train each of these volunteers and each businesses is challenged to raise funding for one volunteer.