Last week, a team of more than 50 people served by ubu took up a challenge to complete the equivalent of the first two stages of Tour de Yorkshire bicycle race. It was organised as part of ubu’s inspiring drive to promote improving health and fitness for everyone we serve. People came from far and wide to take part in the event and met up at the John Charles Stadium in Leeds. There were a wide variety of interesting and adapted bicycles available to try out which allowed everyone to take part in the fun. By the end of the afternoon over 800 laps of the stadium had been completed. Cheered on by their friends and family, people taking part had covered about 200 miles in total!
Even though the weather was overcast and sometimes drizzled with light rain, nothing seemed to dampen the spirits of the cyclists. There was a lot of cheerful laughter and encouraging banter which helped to keep everyone on track. Some of the participants had taken part in our Tour de France event last year and were keen to set a new distance record this year. There were also lots of newcomers who were excited to have the opportunity to try something new and be part of an incredible challenge.
Leanne, one of the participants, said “This was a brilliant event! It shows what people served by ubu are aiming for…we’ve done something amazing here today”.
At the end of the afternoon everyone who had taken part in the cycle challenge was awarded a star trophy to remember with pride what they had achieved.
Check out their video and photos here, as well as on our Photos Page