On a very wet and windy day in June eight Omega employees braved the elements to cycle part of the tour de France route.
The circular route started at Ripley and took them to Grassington, Leyburn and back via Masham. The route was gruelling not only in distance, 80 miles, but also in a climb height of 5500ft. Duncan Chapman said “ I have had many challenges in my life but this really has to be one of the hardest. As a team we all supported each other throughout the ride and did really well but it makes you realise how talented the tour de France cyclists really are. Great day but never again!”
Well done to Steve Cavello who volunteered as a Tour Maker at the Grand Depart event. Organised by Asda the 5000 tour makers helped to make the Tour de France event a truly memorable occasion and really place Yorkshire on the map.