Pedalling from Paris: Synthesio’s Barry Furby Rides for Charity

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Pedalling from Paris: Synthesio’s Barry Furby Rides for Charity


On Thursday 20th September, one of our sales team – the intrepid Barry Furby – will be donning his inappropriately/ill-advisedly tight lycra shorts, clambering aboard a bicycle (probably in the rain), and riding until he gets really sweaty.

We should probably give you some context…

Barry will be riding in an event called TechBikers, along with 39 other London-based tech professionals, from Paris to London. That’s a fairly sizable distance of 250 miles. And the best bit is that it’s all for charity.

Barry's Bike for charity ride

TechBikers was set up by Eze Vidra, head of Google’s new startup space in East London, Campus. The event is designed to be a way of distinguishing London from other tech scenes and unite digital professionals for a great cause – raising money for Room to Read.

A global non-profit organisation, Room to Read partners with local communities throughout the developing world to establish libraries, build schools, train teachers, and improve literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read has provided 6 million children with better access to education by establishing 1,592 schools and 13,170 libraries. It has also published over 700 children’s books in 27 local languages and sponsored 13,160 girls throughout their secondary education. Room to Read is aiming to help 10 million children by 2015. A truly worthy cause.

Synthesio are proud to be sponsoring Barry to ride with TechBikers and contributing to Room to Read. However, Barry must raise at least £650 towards the overall pledge of £10,000 and he needs all the help he can get! Just for added comedy value, if he reaches at least this amount, Barry will be wearing a onesie of the donators’ choice for the final leg of the journey.

Please help put Barry in an unsightly onesie as he struggles to pedal the last few miles back into town, and contribute to an outstanding charity. Click here to donate and find out more.

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