STG bike ride triumph

Jul 2016
STG bike ride triumph

For the second time in a week, STG employees volunteered their time and effort to support a fund raising event. The Charity bike ride, organised by North West Regional Director Ric Marshall, involved a team of 20 cyclists & 2 runners - comprising staff, clients and consultants - undertaking the Office to Office challenge, a round trip of 80 miles. The route took in some breathtaking scenery, passing through Denby Dale and Holmfirth, and included some significant hill climbs, notably the renowned Isle of Sky road from Greenfield over to Holmfirth which the entire group conquered with aplomb.

Departing from Castleford at half eight in the morning, a mixed bag of riders of all abilities hit the road and it was fully expected that some of the team would only complete the ride one way. Such was the camaraderie, however, that after a spot of lunch at STG’s Dukinfield office, the entire group set-off for the return trip, determined to complete the challenge. By half past three the cyclists were returning to Castleford and a huge cheer went up when the last riders successfully completed the challenge.

Rider of the Day award went to Phil Hoskin who rode the first 20 miles with a buckled wheel; true Yorkshire grit and determination got Phil through, JUST !!!!!!!

Ric Marshall , Operations Director commented “Given that the ride was only arranged 4 weeks ago, it was great to get so much interest from clients and supply chain , it could be a mini Tour de France next year with the right planning!! We took a difficult route and encountered some nasty head winds at times but it was great to see everyone working as team and helping one another along, it just goes to show that with the right attitude, training and support, everyday people can attain remarkable achievements” 

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