On Sunday 7th July Slipstream Design Engineers battled against 120 miles of Yorkshire’s steepest hills in 30C heat to complete the White Rose Classic cycling challenge.
Joining over 1000 cyclists, Philip Wilson, Mike Roberts and Jason Hanson of Team Stream had to up their game mid route when the course was extended from 114 miles to 120 miles due to a diversion.
Luckily the team had trained hard in the months leading up to the event and managed to dig deep to complete the epic route raising over £750 for Wheatfieds, a Sue Ryder hospice.
The hilly course took in the climbs of Norwood Edge, Kidstone Pass and Garsdale Head, finishing with a final ascent of Langbar. In all, the course required pedal power to ascend over 3000m of steep Yorkshire fells.
All three engineers completed the grueling course in excellent times, well within their personal targets. Team Stream also managed to get a man in the top 20. Philip Wilson came 16th overall with a time of 7 hours and 18 minutes.
Philip Wilson, who is Managing Director of Slipstream Engineering Design said ‘It was a tough day due to the heat and the unexpected extra miles but the views from the fell tops kept us going. We were all determined to finish and raise as much money as possible for Sue Ryder, a fantastic charity that provides much needed care. Thanks to everyone who supported us and donated, we’re proud to have made a great contribution to such a worthy cause.’
Mike Roberts, Technical Director of Slipstream Design added ‘It was a fantastically well organised event with plenty of volunteers handing out water. The finish line was a welcome sight but we’re already planning our next endurance event so we can up our total for Sue Ryder.‘