Equator's Tour de France Friday

Here at Equator, we’re quite the bicycle enthusiasts. There are so many wonderful things about biking: it’s environmentally friendly, it’s healthy and it’s pretty cool too. When it comes to biking, nothing is cooler than the Tour de France. Last Friday, we tapped into that cool Frenchiness and hosted our very own Tour De France day!

Here at Equator, we're quite the bicycle enthusiasts. There are so many wonderful things about biking: it's environmentally friendly, it's healthy and it's pretty cool too. When it comes to biking, nothing is cooler than the Tour de France. Last Friday, we tapped into that cool Frenchiness and hosted our very own Tour De France day!

The proposition was simple: wear your favourite cycling wear or wear something French. There were berets and LYCRA all over our studio! Then, towards the end of the day, the thrilling Tour de France would be played on the big screen and you could eat baguettes and brie and croissants and pain au chocolat. Needless to say, those French really know how to throw a good party.

The party was great but we needed even more cycling to make it as cool as the Tour de France. We removed all the elaborate rules and stages and points involved in the Tour de France and played a different type of classic race. In this race you had to keep moving forward but you had to be the last one across the line to win. At 6pm this ultimate slow motion bike race began!

Ninecontestants, with dreams of being Equator's equivalent of Mark Cavendish or Thomas Voeckler rolled up to the line to await the slowest race of all time. Now, a slo-mo race is time intensive to begin with, but this version seemed almost as long as the real Tour de France! Every time someone put down a foot, that person was disqualified and the race began again, and again, and again. Thankfully the weather held up long enough for David Conlisk to win the coveted Pink Jersey (and a lovely bottle of whisky).

After our version of stage 19 was complete, us Equatorites hit the real stage. For those who are more arts orientated than sports orientated, Wii Dance-d all over the place and even Sing Star was a hit. You'd never have known about the sweet, sweet moves hidden in the design and marketing teams or about the angelic voices of client services and the development team. Everyone really was a winner Friday night!

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