On 30 May 2020 i-Transport took part in the 2.6 Challenge in support of St Michaels Hospice (North Hants).
The 2.6 Challenge was set up to help compensate for the cancellation of thousands of events resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic including St Michaels own event the Basingstoke Big Wheel which was due to be run in July.
The challenge itself consisted of Ben Howard, Ben Burrows and Stephen Hunt using the cycling simulation platform Zwift to each ride up an accurate digitisation of Alpe d’huez over 2.6 times in a single ride to reach 3,000m of elevation gain. Cumulatively the team climbed over the height of Mount Everest over the four hour period where they were cycling. As part of the wider challenge Imogen Nicholson undertook a 26km run and Ronan Wilson cycled 26 miles on the same day.
The challenge has so far raised over £550 for the hospice which is an excellent result.