Westdale Cycling Team Commences Way of the Roses

The team at Westdale commenced a cycle ride of epic proportions today - from Morecambe, Lancashire, to Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Directors Allan and Lee Bishop, along with coworkers Nick Hutson, Darren Shaw, Paul Law, Shaun Kerry, Craig Stimson, Ryan Rhodes and many friends from outside the company set out to conquer the popular 'Way of the Roses' cycle ride at approximately 8am this morning. The route of roughly 170 miles passes through some of the most stunning scenery in the UK and is full of challenges for both novice and experienced cyclists alike.

The 170 mile route passes through Settle, York and Driffield before finishing in Bridlington.

The 170 mile route passes through Settle, York and Driffield before finishing in Bridlington.

The trip is being made on a sponsored basis, with proceeds being donated to Prostate Cancer UK in honour of Darren Shaw's father, Barry Shaw, who sadly passed away from the disease in September 2014.  Darren has shown incredible enthusiasm and drive for his cause and has motivated the team throughout their rigorous training programme.

At the time of writing, our GPS tracking device on the support vehicle puts the group approximately one mile south of Conistone, Lancashire.  The first leg of the route (approximately 70 miles) is set to be particularly challenging due to harsh terrain.

The teams back in the offices and on the sites would like to take this opportunity to wish the guys the best of luck for the remainder of their trip.

In the meantime, donations can still be made online. Anything is better than nothing, and would be greatly appreciated!

Some of the guys at Morecambe this morning, looking ready to go!

Some of the guys at Morecambe this morning, looking ready to go!

 

Wishing all readers a great bank holiday - Check back on Tuesday for trip report and more pictures!

 

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