“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” – Helen Keller
None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for our hugely generous sponsors, who not only share our vision
but understand what we set out to achieve by completing this epic event.
Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands.
Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors including
mobile telephony, travel & transportation, financial services, leisure & entertainment and health & wellness.
Founded in 2012 by Chris Percival, Jigsaw Medical has become one of the UK leaders in medical services, offering a range of services for the commercial, media, events sectors and the NHS. Jigsaw is the largest UK-owned independent ambulance provider, operating across multiple locations across the UK, and overseas.
Divided into three clear entities, Jigsaw provides various Clinical Services, Training & Education Services and Special Projects, globally – with a focus on delivering clinically-focused and harmonised solutions to both the NHS & private clients.
AKQA is an ideas and innovation company that specialises in creating digital services and products, that exists to create the future with their clients.
Employing over 2,000 staff in their studios globally, AKQA is a recognised pioneer and global brand experience studio inspired by the imaginative application of art and science.
Primal Cure is a no-nonsense lifestyle brand founded by fitness guru and entrepreneur Steve Bennett, to support health, well-being and longevity, so that we can all thrive in the modern world; an environment so alien to that in which we evolved.
Based on core beliefs around making the right eating choices, protecting our environment and embracing a healthy lifestyle coupled with a ‘Move More, Max Out’ exercise approach, Primal Cure offers a wealth of products, services and information to help us sustain optimal health.
We’d also love to give a massive shout-out to our amazing partners. Like our sponsors, none of the STRIVE challenges
would bepossible without the generosity of our awesome partners. Thank You!
eJIGSAW® is a multi-award-winning creative and digital agency with offices in Chester and London, offering expertise in website design, cloud applications, digital marketing, brand identity, and creative strategy.
Our experienced group of passionate designers, developers, and creative puzzle solvers will help push the boundaries of your business and help elevate your brand to its’ fullest potential.
Our approach is focused on the end-user, everything we do is intended to engage with people, from competitor analysis to targeted marketing. In fact, you’re looking at a website and user experience created by our team, right now!
Founded in 2014 by Emily Forbes, Seenit is an app and online platform which allows brands to connect and create with relevant people, simply by activating them to use the camera phone in their pocket.
Using Seenit, organisations harness their own global communities and create with those who care most. Seenit empowers brands to use community storytelling to create content that deeply resonates with their audiences.
Lara is an award-winning fitness and wellbeing coach and co-founder of the growing fitness community, BlitzFitness, in London. Lara is supporting the core team with all training, nutrition and wellbeing planning and training in the lead-up to the event and during it.
Lara has also been on the Strive core team in 2014 and 2016 and is a regular speaker for Big Change, particularly in schools on our Inspire Tour.
Giordana is a family business with decades of authentic heritage, deeply rooted in crafting the finest cycling apparel in the world.
“Made in Italy” means something to us. Throughout almost five decades we have employed generations of brilliant craftsmen and artisans; all who share the same commitment to be unmatched in creating the best cycling apparel.
Giordana has a proven track record of bringing to market highly technical cycling apparel to riders on the World Tour and to discerning cyclists all over the world. From the finest threads to the fastest finishers, it is this obsession over the details that makes us the perfect partner for the Virgin STRIVE Challenge 2018.
The UK’s Widest Range of Outdoor Clothing and Equipment. With over four decades of experience in outdoor retail, we offer one of the most extensive and comprehensive ranges of outdoor clothing, equipment and accessories.
Selecting from over 250 top quality brands allows us to bring you the latest in outdoor technology and styles. From hiking to camping trips, walking boots to waterproof jackets, wherever your adventures take you we have the right kit.
Halfords are delighted to be back again to support the Strivers on their epic challenge. We saw the power of team as people rode together to get through some of the tough stages in 2014 and 2016 looks like it will be every bit as tough.
Our Mechanics Crew will be on hand throughout the cycling legs to provide top class support, bikes for the core team, a huge range of spares and a bit of motivation too.