Energetic internet security experts at a Nettitude cycled 100 kilometers without leaving their office today.
27 employees at IT security specialists Nettitude, climbed on a static bike in their office and pedalled the distance during office hours to help get people out of poverty in the developing world.
They took part to support eight colleagues who are taking part in Nightrider, a 100km charity bike ride through London overnight between June 9 and 10.
Nightrider is organized by Practical Action, a UK based charity which uses technology to help millions of people across the world and thousands of people in developing countries.
Rowland Johnson CEO at Nettitude, said: “We chose to support Practical Action because we really admire their work and we have worked with them to secure their IT environment.”
“We also wanted to work with them to help make life better for some of the poorest people in the world. Like us, Practical Action use technology to help people, but because we can’t use our IT skills to support them as many haven’t got access to power, it was felt that this was the best way of providing direct help.
"From our point of view it is also a great way of getting all our employees to work together and we want to get everyone behind it and raise as much money as possible as a team.”
Nettitude are hoping to raise in excess of £3,000. To support their efforts, log on to their Virgin giving website
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