Olympus Automation team completes epic cycle ride

The 10 man team from Olympus Automation all successfully completed the epic coast to coast cycle ride. Starting in Seascale, the team endured 150 miles of cycling through the mountainous Lake District, the Vale of York and the Northern Valleys of the North York Moors, finally finishing in Whitby. Unsurprisingly Harry Norman, CEO, set the pace completing the ride in a time of 11 hours 49 minutes. The whole team finished within 16 hours with Gareth Collins, who lost over 4 stone in training for the ride, managing a very strong time of 13 hours 50 minutes. The full results are available here.

The team were raising money and awareness for the British Heart Foundation. If you would like to donate, please visit the team's just giving page here.

See the gallery below for pictures of the guys reaching the top of Hardknott pass, Britain's toughest cycle climb with a height gain of 298m and 30% gradients.