Backup Chair joins BikeFest 2023

In just a few days Backup Chair, Piers Shepperd, will be donning his cycling shorts and joining the group of the intrepid participants for BikeFest 2023.

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Organised by #WeMakeEvents, and raising funds for Backup Tech, Music Support and Stagehand, the four-day ride starts in Valencia on 27th January and covers approximately 100km of the Mediterranean coastline each day, arriving at the Grand Fira in Barcelona on the 29th in time for the start of ISE. 

“This is going to be an incredible challenge, but I’m training hard, and raising money and awareness for all these important charities will keep me going,” says Piers. “If you can spare a little cash to make a donatation, it will be very well used to help those in our industry family.”

Find out more about BikeFest, how you can sponsor or donate, visit


The members of the amazing BikeFest team are:

Dave Crump – CEO CT Europe & Middle East –

Bryan Raven – Managing Director White Light / d&b Solutions –

Chris Cronin – Group CEO Total Solutions Group –

Peter Heath – Manging Director PLASA – (also trustee of Backup)

Shane McGreevy – Finance Director PLASA – (also trustee of Backup)

Tim Leigh – Managing Director Stage One Creative Services –

Andrew Bishop – Managing Director – BishopSound –

James Breward – Audio & Comms Systems Manager

John Farquhar-Smith – Producer – Flux Events –

Jeremy Lloyd – Director – Wonder Works –

Piers Shepperd -Director – Wonder Works –

Juan Jose Vila Riduara – CEO – Equipson Group –

José Vila Oritz – Equipson Group –

Cristina Morante – Midwich Spain –

Alejandro Donante – Midwich Spain –

Oriol Masip – Midwich Spain –

Luc Espinach – Midwich Spain –

Juan Jose Conca Bosch – Industrial Designer

Fransisco Javier Blanco González Surgeant

Eduardo Beltrán Tortosa

Fede Haba Martínez – Managing Director – SHARP-NEC Spain –