CableCom cycle for charity

CableCom Networking team to cycle in the Euro Bike Challenge in aid of Children’s Hospice

A brave team of four from CableCom Networking, leading providers of managed internet services for student accommodation, will be embarking on the gruelling Euro Bike Challenge in June, all in support of the Children’s Hospice South West.

The team includes Managing Director Mark Burchfield and directors Paul Kan, Paul Withey and Tim Pilcher. This extensive route will take the four cyclists across four countries, finally ending in Amsterdam at their client site and sponsors of the challenge, The Student Hotel. The challenge will be taking place across 5 days, from the 25th – 29th June. 

The 500-mile route will see the directors travelling across the distance of the CableCom network, all in support of the company charity. Starting in Bristol at the University of the West of England, another client of CableCom, the cyclists will then work their way across to Reading enduring over 90 miles in just day one. The route will then see the team travel across to Folkestone where they will cross the Channel to Calais.  They will then set off for Bruges, stopping at Rotterdam and finally ending up in Amsterdam, their final destination.

Managing Director, Mark Burchfield, explained their reasons for deciding to embark upon this challenge: “We wanted to go the extra mile to support such an incredible charity who provide specialist care to sick children, and we hope that by cycling over 500 miles across our network we will do just that. The hard work and dedication from all the staff at the hospices has undoubtedly inspired us, and from there a charity event was born, the Euro Bike Challenge. It will without doubt be a huge challenge for us all, but the money we raise for the Children’s Hospice South West will be pushing us through every single one of those miles.” 

Assisting the team will be support driver Rhys Thomas who has carefully planned out the route that the cyclists will be taking.

CableCom want to raise as much money as they can in support of the Children’s Hospice South West. The charity have three hospices over the South West providing much needed support to families with children who have life shortening illnesses. The charity supports the whole family through difficult times, and aims to make the most of their short and precious lives.

This challenge will certainly be a test of endurance and determination, but the worthwhile cause and money raised for the hospices will be pushing the cyclists through all the pain and saddle sores.

To find out more about the challenge and keep up to date with the team’s training efforts, visit

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