ActiveQuote staff got in a spin recently, but it was all in a good cause! Colleagues got on their bikes for a two-hour velodrome challenge - and we’re pleased to report that we all managed to stay in the saddle!

A 17-strong team took part in the event at the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales, Newport, earlier this month, following a similar previous challenge. A thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all, with no one falling off and a fantastic £101 raised for Dementia UK, our chosen charity for the first quarter of the year.

ActiveQuote sales support manager Tracy Carwardine, who also took part, said: “A big thank you to our head of partnerships and marketing Rod Jones for organising - and taking part in! - another velodrome challenge. This time around, we managed to encourage more to take part, with some of our more experienced riders, such as Rob Merrills and Daniel Beynon, supporting and helping out those who had never done it before.

“With the help of a few friends, we completed two hours and still came away with no war wounds, so well done to us! All money raised will be added to our charity pot and donated to Dementia UK at the end of March, when our first quarter is complete.”

We now hope in the future to hold a third velodrome challenge, which is one of many events led by ActiveQuote employees to help out the causes close to them. Each quarter, staff nominate a charity to support, with Dementia UK being chosen as the mum of one of our team leaders has been diagnosed with the illness.

Last year, head of finance Rob Merrills and business analyst and project manager Daniel Beynon cycled around Wales in just four days, climbing the highest tarmac road in Wales and even joining a male voice choir in their local pub for a sing-a-long! And, more recently, nearly 80 of our team - including 35 first time donors - donated blood when the Welsh Blood Service visited our Cardiff Bay HQ for the first time.