A 10-strong team from a Heckmondwike business have completed a gruelling 129km cycle challenge – raising over £4,000 for cancer charity Maggie’s Centre.
Kyle Spencer, Jamie Gibson, Matthew White, Alan Gibson, Lee Nicholson, Abbie Clarke, Kevin Dawson Jane Dawson, Paul and Kay Hebden, from Flush Mills-based noise control specialists Wakefield Acoustics, cycled a challenging route which included a punishing 6,700ft of climbing across Yorkshire as part of the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Cycling Sportive.
The Wakefield Acoustics team began at 6.30am and cycled the 129km course, taking in some of the county’s most iconic roads, including Greenhow Hill and Otley Chevin, before heading back to Leeds.
In September last year, three directors from the same company raised thousands of pounds for MIND and Women v Cancer charities by cycling the 969 miles across Britain.
Jane Dawson, group managing director at Wakefield Acoustics, said: “Last year’s charity cycle ride was a memorable experience and it was fantastic that we did it to raise money for two very worthwhile charities in MIND and Women v Cancer.
“This year, we wanted to build on that success and came back with an even larger team to take part in the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Cycling Sportive to raise funds for a fantastic local cancer support charity – Maggie’s Yorkshire.
“This year’s route was particularly challenging, but our 10-strong team did extremely well to complete such a momentous challenge.
“We are extremely proud to have raised such an amount to support the development of the new Maggie’s Yorkshire, a centre which will provide much-needed cancer support to the people of Yorkshire.”