From Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, via Silverstone GP circuit
On 9.05am on 7th October 2018, Chris Phillips and friends will be lining up at Buckingham Palace to take part in the 45-mile Palace 2 Palace bike ride in aid of the Princes Trust, sponsored by Delta Airlines.
Chris, a highly experienced marketer and founder of Oliver Myles Marketing, will be swapping his social media accounts and laptop for his bicycle for the 45-mile route that finishes at Windsor Castle. As well as juggling the requirements of his clients, Chris set himself a number of objectives for 2018 to push himself.
This included continually refreshing his marketing skills, training to be a football coach, studying to be a referee and challenging himself to raise money for good causes through physical activity.
As part of his efforts to improve his fitness, Chris has been cycling to work with the aim to aid his physical and mental health, and now, the Palace 2 Palace. An avid cyclist in his youth, the car, in recent years, has taken precedence. Time to reverse the balance! So far, Chris has loved the experience and has been commended by the Princes Trust for exceeding his funding target by 245% (so far!).
“I’m enjoying the training and have completed a number of training rides for the 45 miles. I have cycled around the Silverstone GP track and have got on my bike as often as I can to prepare. 45 miles doesn’t sound like far when you’re used to travelling by car; it’s so much different on a bike! Travelling light and preparation will be essential.”
“The Princes Trust does an amazing job at empowering young people between the ages of 11-30 with creating a brighter future through education, training, jobs, and opportunities. I hope by doing my bit, younger people can be assisted to progress their dreams.”
Melanie Langley, Chris’ colleague at Oliver Myles Events, said: “Well done to Chris for committing to this. We’ve donated and hope lots of others will continue to do so! This is a tremendous cause and it’s thrilling to watch Chris smash his target. This event also fits in with our business as we work a lot with the Royal palaces escorting guests around these special venues.”
Oliver Myles Marketing is part of the Oliver Myles Group of businesses that also includes Oliver Myles Events; a bespoke events organisation.
You can donate to Chris’ ride here: https://www.justgiving.com/account/your-pages/Chris-Phillips956962c and follow his progress in training on the Oliver Myles Marketing Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/olivermylesmarketing/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/ommkting