Katie's Diary

ubu gives Le Grand Depart Thumbs Up

30th June 2014

Le Grand Depart got the thumbs up from some of the people we serve last week when they started their own cycling challenge as part of the Tour de France celebrations.

An enthusiastic group supported by ubu took to pedal power and cycled the distance of the first leg of Le Grand Depart at John Charles Sports Centre track.

With a massive 190 km to cover they set themselves a time limit of five hours to complete the 475 laps needed to hit the target using specially adapted bikes.

ubu organised the challenge and monitored progress as the enthusiastic cyclists tore round the track on their own or with support.

All of the people we serve are encouraged to keep fit and stay healthy.  This event celebrated the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire, remind them that exercise is not hard work and can be fun!

The range of different bikes is so diverse that everyone, even those confined to wheelchairs had the chance to complete some circuits of the track as we chased our target of 475 laps.  It has brought out the competitive spirit in everyone and no one wants us to miss the target. 

Some of the people we serve come down here regularly for a variety of sports and suggested having a Tour special event to celebrate Le Grand Depart.  It has been massive fun and proved that sport, keeping fit and looking after yourself can give you the feel good factor. 

Fortified with home made snacks and healthy soft drinks they hurled round the tack under the watchful eye of their enablers and qualified sports coaches.

Everyone who took part will receive a commemorative token at a Tour de France event been held at the ubu Hub on Wednesday.

ubu gives Le Grand Depart Thumbs Up

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