MechTronic – back in the saddle for 2017!

The MechTronic cycling team – Ben, Brad and Chris – are raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

The MechTronic team – Ben, Brad and Chris – took up their first cycling challenge of 2017 with the 100km Maserati Tour de Yorkshire in May to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The ride covers 1,974 metres of climbing and includes several testing ascents and descents through stunning landscapes. Riders take on a tough uphill section leading to the Emley Moor transmitting station – its tower is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK – before passing by the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and descending to the finish at Fox Valley.

Having enjoyed some lovely sunshine, the team finished the ride in just under 4 hours – proof that their training over the winter months had certainly paid off!

The next challenge for Chris and Ben was the Etape du Dales – a 110-mile route traffic-light free route through Wharfedale, Wensleydale, Swaledale, Arkengarthdale, Birkdale, Garsdale, Dentdale, Ribblesdale.

“This was the hardest ride we’ve ever done, some of the hills are steep and there isn’t a lot of flat ground on which to recover, but I’m glad we made it in just over 7 hours,” said Chris.

With his presence needed on the MechTronic stand at FPS EXPO, Brad was unable to take part in the latter challenge.

“I was at the FPS show a few days before the race when the training diet went out of the window, but I’m so proud of Ben and Chris, they did so well and I hope I can join them next year.”

On Saturday 17th June the MechTronic team will be doing the 70-mile Great Yorkshire Bike Ride. If you would like to sponsor the team, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wilkiecycling

 

 

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