James Carpenter, managing director of Doro Tape UK, celebrated his 60th birthday in March this year and set himself a cycling challenge.
He said: “In the last two years I have taken up cycling and become what is euphemistically called a MAMIL (middle-aged man in Lycra). Therefore for my 60th year challenge I decided to take part in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 mile cycle sportive to raise money for charity.”
This big event is the cycling version of the London Marathon and took place on Sunday, July 31.
Accompanied by his niece Jessica, Mr Carpenter completed the ride in 7.5 hours. He added: “It was an unforgettable experience cycling through London, past all the sights we know so well on traffic free roads – except that is for the other 26,000 cyclists who took part. As part of the challenge Mr Carpenter raised funds for the Alzheimer’s Society and a local charity called AdamSmile. So far he has raised more than £3,200.
To show his thanks Mr Carpenter promised to print onto his cycle shirt the logos and names of all the companies and individuals who donated. For this task he made good use of the excellent range of Poli Tape flex films Doro supplies into the industry. The company logos were printed using the Roland BN20 print and cut machine. The film used was the 4010 Image Flex Pro Sublock, an excellent film for highly coloured sports shirts. Mr Carpenter printed the individual names on the shirt’s back pockets using the Pro-Flex black. This quality PU flex film from Poli Tape has a strong sticky backing that made it easy to weed out the small names required for this job.