I am one of a team of 22 riders and support crew from across the DUAL and Hyperion Group who will be heading south from our London office to Portsmouth on Friday 24th September. We will be taking a ferry across the English Channel to France, and then head down the west coast of France, cutting right to tackle two days in the Pyrenees before dropping down into Barcelona. The total distance traveled will by just shy of 900 miles.
I have been training hard for this event riding close to 200 miles a week which is tough in the Florida summer heat. My biggest challenge has been training for the mountains as Florida is extremely flat - the highest point is 345 feet above sea level and that is over 500 miles away. By the time we reach Barcelona we will have climbed approximately 69,100 feet which equals to 2 and a half times up Mount Everest!
Million for a Million is Hyperion Foundation's biggest charity initiative to date and aims to raise over $1 million for our foundation and staff selected charities, by encouraging people and key business partners to take on new challenges.
Hyperion insurance Group works across countries and within local markets. We have chosen global and local charities whose aims broadly help all sections of society by improving mental and physical health and promoting education, environmental sustainability, and ethical entrepreneurism. Funds raised through this campaign and donated to Hyperion Foundation will be split equally amount our chosen charities:
- Black Dog (1)
- Cancer Research (2)
- InteRed (3)
- Plastic Oceans (4)
We look forward to you joining us on this journey and helping us to reach our target!
The Hyperion Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 1156286)
(1) Registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission - Charity ABN: 12115954197
(2) Registered charity in England & Wales 1089464 and Scotland SC041666
(3) NGO qualified by the Spanish Agency for international Cooperation for Development (AECID)
(4) Registered as a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, organized and existing under the laws of California (Federal Tax ID #81-3778043)