Project managing a 24 hour bicycle race
As a senior project manager at Fresh Egg, it’s my role to be on the line for managing, scheduling, monitoring and reporting with the teams and technical specialists behind some of the incredible work the agency delivers. Managing multiple teams of individuals, all with different personality types, ways of working and skill sets, to make sure we deliver our work on time and to the highest standards, all comes with the territory.
So, 4 years ago, when I decided to take on the 24 hour cycling event, Revolve24, for the first time, little did I know that the skills I use on a Monday to Friday here at Fresh Egg would also be used so heavily on my evenings and weekends as me, and my incredible teammates, prepared to continually improve, test, learn and refine until we managed to take the title … not giving away too much of spoiler, but yes … we won!.
Revolve24's winning team of MAMIL's led by Fresh Egg senior project manager, Karl Twort.
You want to ride a road bike for 24 hours, you say? You must be mad!
It’s no secret that I am a bit of
I was on the hunt for a team challenge for me and my weekend group of M.A.M.I.L’s (
In that first
Over the course of the last 4 years me, and my team
To take the top spot in the team category, we would collectively need to complete over 480 miles distance in the 24 hours - Training for such an event takes a strong team bond and dedication throughout the weekend.
We stuck to our tried and tested approach of
A strong supporting team.
Our pit garage was a hive of activity throughout the 24 hours, with each rider’s nutrition laid out and areas to get the head down and sleep where possible.
The plan was implemented perfectly, having ensured we had enough people throughout the sessions to cover swift changeover and encouragement for those heading out in the depths of the night.
24 hours passed, we had hit every milestone along the way and with everyone in the time completely and utterly exhausted … I am incredibly proud to say we took the top spot, winning the 8 person team event for the 3rd year running!!!
It was a proud moment for me, as the Captain of the Angmering Cycling Club
On behalf of me and the