Despite the distance, it was great all the guys made the finish line. Kind weather and pulling together as a team made the whole three days an enjoyable and very rewarding experience. Just one question remains: where to next?!
Barry Baker, Sales Director of Grimme UKThe route took them from their premises at Dunnington, York to Grimme’s factory in Damme, Germany.
Day 1: a short (!) 48 mile cycle to the ferry terminal at King George Dock, Hull. Here the team and their equipment sailed overnight to Rotterdam.
Day 2: the team covered approximately 125 miles, in good weather. They arrived at their half-way stop in Deventer, Netherlands, for a well-deserved night’s rest.
Day 3: with an early start, the team pushed through the pain and arrived at their destination in Damme, Germany, at around 5.30pm.
An epic cycle for part-time cyclists!
This was quite an undertaking for the Grimme guys. They ranged from complete novices to slightly more experienced cyclists – but no one had experience of cycling on this epic scale.
Despite the enormity of this challenge, each member remained 100% focussed on achieving their goal: to raise as much money for Children with Cancer UK as possible.
Despite punctures, blow outs and the support team getting lost on a couple of occasions, the ride couldn’t have gone better.