On my 65th birthday I announced that I would take on 65 challenges across the coming year. The #ChallengeRichard suggestions came in thick and fast, and I worked through the list to tick off my favourites.
I'm pleased (and relieved!) to say I completed all 65! And even threw in a extra one for good measure. Below is a log documenting the tasks I completed. It was a fun, but challenging year!
Work at the welcome/reception desk unit at your company's HQ for a day
– Submitted by Olawole Adeolu of Lagos
Adventure is best way to explore true self. So I #ChallengeRichard to share his best 65 adventures experience in this 65 years.
– Submitted by Chetan Yallapurkar
Spend an hour in nature doing absolutely nothing, just enjoying the view!
– Submitted by Bori Kiss of London
You talked about languages last week. I challenge you to learn British Sign Language.
– Submitted by Robert Morgan of London
It’s Super Sunday in #NY. A big day of racing ahead and a special British guest is stepping onboard @richardbranson #challengerichard #americascup #BringTheCupHome #LVACWSNY #NYC
– Submitted by Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR
Tell us where you thinks we can find the world's best martini #wcpgw
- Submitted by World's Best Martini
I challenge you to take a photo of either the sunrise or sunset, post time, date and location and what you appreciate about the simple things in life....#skypixchallenge
- Submitted by Laura Pacheco Michler
Whilst you’re in Australia @richardbranson we challenge you to play barista and make a coffee for one of our lounge guests #challengerichard
- Submitted by Virgin Australia
Hi @richardbranson - we #challengerichard you to join our Managing Director Scott Hood for a cycle around Centennial Park!
- Submitted by Virgin Active Australia
Love to know what have you done lately to maintain the title of "troublemaker?"
- Submitted by Shamini Dhana of San Francisco
I #challengerichard you to sketch a timeline of your most important moments. Personal and business!
- Submitted by Cristhian Cobas of Santiago, Chile
You appear to be "everywhere". I would love to hear your take on time management
- Submitted by Robert Baird of Toronto, Ontario
#VOOM's #challengerichard is to show us your supermodel smile with Tyra Banks at the Live Finale!
- Submitted by Virgin Media Business
We #ChallengeRichard to a team selfie in the @DSVirginRacing garage today at the @FIAformulaE #VisaLondonePrix
Submitted by DS Virgin Racing
We want your 65 year old a*** to whoop your kids a*** on the tennis court”.
- Submitted by Tarra Bercegeay of Palm Springs, USA
We've loved reading your letters to yourself at 10, 25, 50, and 65-years-old. How about looking forward and writing one to yourself at 85 years-old?
- Submitted by Holly and Sam Branson
We challenge you to film yourself trying to say your favourite tongue-twister.
- Submitted by Virgin
And one more for good measure... and because happiness is best shared...
Find 65 people were born on the same day as you and wish them a happy birthday via card or phone!
- Submitted by Sue Edwards of West Sussex UK