After an incredible first quarter in 2016, and the recent news that Jigsaw will be sponsoring the Virgin Strive challenge, here at #TeamJigsaw we are celebrating by giving you the chance to take part in the first cycle stage of this year’s challenge.
For those of you that aren’t aware, after providing Virgin with a team of medics and state-of-the-art equipment in 2014, Jigsaw is going one step further in 2016 and will be one of the key sponsors of this year’s Virgin STRIVE Challenge.
The challenge was set up in 2014 by Sam Branson and cousin Noah Devereux and involves a team of people testing themselves via a series of ultra-endurance challenges, all to raise funds for the charity, Big Change.
If you want a little bit more information head over to the Jigsaw blog and have a read of the recent article regarding the challenge and Jigsaw’s involvement don’t hesitate to head over to the Jigsaw blog.
As we have said numerous times before, Jigsaw Medical really is all about the people who work for us, and to prove that we really care about our team and as part of the sponsorship we are offering any of our clinicians, the chance to take part in a cycle stage of this year’s Virgin Strive challenge.
Cycle stage 1 takes place from September 8th -14th and is 745km (approx. 465 miles) in distance and takes part at a maximum elevation of 7,740m.
From the Italian Alps to the south of Tuscany, the first five days on the bike cover some of the most classic cycling roads in Italy. The route follows a long descent before heading south through traditional Italian towns and countryside towards the world famous coastline of Liguria.
From here the journey continues onto Tuscany and the stunning walled city of Lucca, then the vineyards of Chianti and the roads, villages, and hills the region is famous for. This Stage takes in the Italy people talk about – and participants will soon see why so many pro cyclists are based here. With sections of Strada Bianchi (part of the UCI European Tour, are held on historic white gravel roads that are a defining feature of the event) and the classic L’Eroica Granfondo within the Stage’s route.
The entry fee alone is worth £1,500 and included for the winner is flights from the UK, transfers in Italy, accommodation for 7 nights, all food and beverages, medical support (from yours truly!), selected pieces of kit and more. It really is the chance of a lifetime.
The competition couldn’t be simpler if you are a fully compliant member of #TeamJigsaw and want a chance to win just drop an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org, by the end the close of business on the 31st May, with your full name, telephone number and you will automatically be entered!
Obviously, given the strenuous nature of this stage of the challenge, the winner will have to be off a required health and fitness to comfortably complete the challenge.