Eight Point Two

Timing and Safety Solutions
May 25, 2011, 10:31 am
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Eight Point Two are very pleased to announce that we have recently purchased equipment from Sport Ident which allows us to offer one of the most safe and accurate timing and safety monitoring systems available for challenge events and races.

The system will be utilised on our races and challenge walks however it has potential usage on all of the events which we cover. Contact us for more details!

Pictures and comments
May 25, 2011, 8:44 am
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Heres a few links from the Marie Curie race event we did last weekend for pictures and comments!



Bike rides and Races
May 24, 2011, 10:06 am
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Last weekend was one of our biggest few days since the company began! We had three big events dotted around the UK in Balfron (Scotland), Buxton (England) and Anglesey (Wales).

First up was the 3rd Whole Hog race to be hosted at Balfron on behalf of Marie Curie www.mariecurie.org.uk . The weather was particularly atrocious with strong winds and plenty of rain! All in all it was pretty tough conditions but it didnt stop the racers from getting stuck in. Once again the 12km route weaved its way up the local mountain Dumgoyne and then back down via a series of water and mud obstacles. Without a doubt the Scottish Whole Hog is one of the finest races in the country and is a serious challenge for anyone up for something different!

Secondly was the Buxton Bike Ride on behalf of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) http://www.maginternational.org/. This challenging set of rides (3 choices to pick from) all set off from Buxton and weave their way around some of the most scenic and spectacular routes in the UK. Lots of hills and a strong head wind took their toll on some of the riders but the majority battled on and finished!

Finally, our first cycle ride with the RNLI http://www.rnli.org.uk/ took place on Sunday on the Island of Anglesey. Its a beautiful place and the two options (30 and 65 miles) both started from the town of Beaumaris and visited some of the many lifeboat stations which surround the coastline. Not so hilly as the Buxton ride but a great day out all the same!

More Pictures!
May 16, 2011, 12:42 pm
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We had a weekend in the New Forest on behalf of the Dystonia Society. This stunning area was host to our first cycle ride in this region. We put on two off road rides –  one of around 17 miles and one of around 35 miles plus a walk for the spectators (if they fancied it). The Dystonia Society www.dystonia.org.uk/ had done well in their recruitment and it was a busy weekend for the charity!

Plus – heres a few more pictures from last weekends London to Paris trip.

Road to Paris!
May 11, 2011, 1:58 pm
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Two great events this last weekend! Firstly, we ran an abseil at the Trafford Centre in Manchester for the Young Enterprise. The 180 foot abseil from the Bell Tower is a big one for a first timer so there were a few scared people ‘leaning back’!!

Our other event was the long awaited London to Paris bike ride for O2 and Ventura. Over 50 riders headed off from the O2 arena in Greenwich last Friday at 7am all set for the long ride South. We then spent 4 fantastic days seeing the best of the English and French countryside in almost perfect weather (well it was a touch windy on Saturday!!!) . With nearly 300 miles and 7500 feet of ascent under our tyres we rode in to Paris on Monday for a champagne reception under the Eiffel tower! We only had one person who was forced to drop out after a bump with a kerb so it was a fantastic effort from everyone involved.

The event was the highlight of 2011 so far with a colourful mixture of staff from both companies – the finishing party in Paris on Monday night was the cream on the cake – not ot mention the £35,000+ which was raised for the Mark Gorry Foundation – see here for more details: www.themarkgorryfoundation.co.uk/

The riders proved to be a great bunch of people and a real pleasure to share the journey with!