The challenge involved cycling 78-miles, starting and finishing in Preston, Lancashire. The first half of the journey took them inland towards Clitheroe. They looped through the hills of Chipping and down to Lytham on the coast before heading towards the finish line.
Dugdale Nutrition is a ruminant feed manufacturer based in Lancashire. Rowan Boardley, a technical sales assistant for the company who took part in the event, explained: “As a company, we work very closely with rural families and spend a lot of time talking to them, either face to face or on the phone.”
The West Coast Classic idea was started by Peter Wormleighton and six colleagues agreed to join him and form a team: Naomi Shuker, Rowan Boardley, Andrew Galling, Alan Dobson, Stephen Pinder and Stephen Marsden.
“The team varied from complete beginners to some pretty competitive cyclists,” said Rowan.
“We are all very glad we did it, and managed to get round the course in a good time for a great cause.”
Pictured above are, from left to right, Alan Dobson, Steven Marsden, Peter Wormleighton, Steve Pinder, Andrew Galling, Naomi Shuker, and Rowan Boardley.