Farsight’s IT whizz scales new peaks for charity

Aid of heart disease research

Farsight’s IT chief is urging supporters to give generously as he prepares to take on a gruelling cycle ride across the Peak District in aid of heart disease research.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge is set to take place across the national park on March 12, and IT will be Farsight IT manager Joel Babb’s first-ever charity challenge.

Joel Babb“I try and get up to the Peaks when I can to do 10-20 miles and it’s a fantastic place to go cycling, but I think this is going to be the hardest ride of my life,” he admits.

Since signing up for the challenge at the end of 2015, Joel has managed more than 300 miles of training around the fens, and he hopes to raise at least £100 for BHF. However, he is not underestimating the hilly Derbyshire course, which will cover more than 40 miles off-road, including 2,200 meters of hill climbs.

“I’ll be really pleased if I manage to complete the course in around seven hours, but there’s no telling what the weather conditions might be like – if it’s wet the going will be seriously tough,” he added.

Urging supporters to help him with his final training push, Joel added: “There’s still time to donate and spur me on to complete more training miles before the big day on in March.

“Not only will your generosity give me a final boost to the starting line, but you’ll be supporting a great charity that helps thousands of people each year.”

To find out more about Joel’s charity challenge and how you can support him today, visit his Just Giving page here.