MechTronic – fuelled with team spirit

The MechTronic cyclist team - Ryan, Chris, Phil, Brad and Ben
The MechTronic cyclist team – Ryan, Chris, Phil, Brad and Ben
Earlier this month a team of cyclists from MechTronic took part in the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride, a 119km charity bike ride in aid of the RNLI which was completed in just four and a half hours.
Setting off from Scarborough the team endured heavy rain and windy conditions although the sun did make an appearance as they cycled through some of the picturesque Yorkshire countryside.
A particular highlight of the ride was the iconic Côte de Harwood Dale climb. Coming 13.4km into the ride, this is a tough 1.3km climb with an average gradient of 7.4% and a challenging maximum gradient of 16%.
“This is the second year we’ve completed the ride,” said team member Ryan.
“Although our legs were still hurting a couple of days later, it was worth all the pain for such a fantastic cause and we’re already looking forward to doing the race again next year!”
In the meantime, the next challenges for the MechTronic team are the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride – 70-miles from Wetherby to Filey on 18th June – and the York 100 on 14th August which will see the team cycle 100 miles across the North Yorkshire countryside.