17th January 2018
On the back of last year’s success with 3 of our directors raising thousands of pounds for MIND and Women v Cancer charities by cycling the Deloitte Ride Across Britain 969 cycle challenge, this year Wakefield Acoustics have put together an even larger team to take part in the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Cycling Sportive.
The 8-strong team, which consists of Kyle Spencer, Jamie Gibson, Matthew White, Alan Gibson, Lee Nicholson, Abbie Clarke, Kevin Dawson and Jane Dawson, will be raising money for Maggie’s Centre, a Leeds-based cancer charity providing emotional, practical and social support for people with cancer and their families.
The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire ride takes place throughout Yorkshire, with professional riders taking on the gruelling course between 3-6 May 2018. The sportive takes place on the final day, allowing amateur cyclists to ride many of the same roads as the professionals before they do, including the pro finish line in Leeds.
The Wakefield Acoustics team have all elected to cycle the long route, which covers 129km and includes a challenging 6,700ft of climbing, including a ride up the famous Cote de Greenhow Hill and Cote de Otley Shevin.
Training now starts in earnest for the team with some team members coming to the ride as complete beginners to cycling.