Tour De ITV Feedback – July 1st 2014
On Tuesday 1st July, Go Velo worked with ITV and Join In Uk to deliver a charity bike ride for on screen talent from Coronation Street and Emmerdale. The ride went across the Pennines from The Rover’s Return, Manchester to The Woolpack, Emmerdale
Go Velo planned the route and advised on stopping points, risk assessed and escorted the ride and fully insured by Go Velo instructors and ride leaders.
Go Velo provided full support for the event, including mechanical services, first aid, vehicle support including rider rescue and bicycle return. Go Velo offered rider nutrition and pre ride advice and provided bike hire
The ride was a resounding success, with all parties delighted with the professionalism of the crew.
Some feedback from the ride:
“A HUGE thanks for everything you did, everyone has been shouting about you guys and how well it was managed, and the support that was given was amazing” Jodie Williams, Campaign and Giving Co-ordinator, ITV
“Finally a minute to stop and reflect on Tuesday. It is without a doubt one of the most successful events that Join In has run. We were blessed with good weather, crowds of people and a full complement of cyclists – none of which were guaranteed when we started the project!
It was an absolute pleasure working with you and the Go Velo team on the day and I know you were a huge help to Kate in the planning stages as well. The experience of the ride leaders along with their encouraging words helped every cyclist make it to the end of the ride in good spirits and feeling like they had really achieved something to be proud of. The professionalism, energy and enthusiasm of the support team were such an asset to everyone involved in the ride. Will and I thoroughly enjoyed your company and reassuring words throughout the day as well.” Jack Merrell, Project Manager, Join In Uk
“Your support during the event was very special. The speed of getting a punctured tyre replaced made the usual take gloves off, get tyre leavers, drop wheel… You know the process usually completed in the rain! Just having someone there to make little tweaks and even just filling up water bottles. You made the whole day so simple all I had to do was to push down on the pedals!” Colson Smith, Coronation Street Actor.