Have you heard of the Carten 100?
Our team had and they thought this would be a great challenge and a chance to raise some money for our charity of choice this year, Beat Eating Disorders. The CARTEN100 cycle ride takes place roughly over a ten hour period and is a ride from Cardiff to Tenby, West Wales. Our team loves to cycle and this was the perfect way to demonstrate our support for good causes.
So how far did we ride? In total, we covered 108 miles. Ceri, Darren and Hywel, with Zach in support, left City Hall in Cardiff at 8:45am. Off we set on a fun and eventful day, with our motivation to raise money for Beat, our chosen charity this year.
On our way we cycled through beautiful countryside and coastal areas, travelling through Cardiff, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Swansea, Llanelli, Carmarthen and finally Tenby.
This years’ Carten was rescheduled to avoid Storm Hannah. But a gentle westerly breeze and blue skies made the ride a total joy. With a 60 mile stop in Burry Port, we enjoyed a few turkey salad sandwiches lovingly prepared by our MD Darren the night before. We arrived 7 hours later in Tenby to a crowd cheering us over the finish line.
“This was a great adventure, good company, and amazing views. If you love cycling then the Carten could be the ride for you. I’m so proud of my team.”
Darren Crockett, Managing Director
As part of our social responsibility, we help where we can. This year we have chosen Beat as our partnered charity.
Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. They began life in 1989 as the first national charity for people with eating disorders because of a merger of two local charities. Called the Eating Disorders Association, they have grown and developed over time to become Beat. Beat is able to campaign for and provide support to those affected by eating disorders thanks to the generosity of their supporters.
Beat’s National Officer for Wales, Jo Whitfield, said: “The support from Do Digital Agency is fantastic. Their target of raising £7,000 over the coming year will enable us to train up to 20 teachers and nurses on how to spot the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, and send out help ensure more people get the support they need fast.”