Day five’s trip had been hugely underestimated in the minds of our riders. Despite being only 55 miles it was 4,327 feet of climbing which over that distance, is a lot! The first ten miles were up some long steady drags, combined with some steep and long drags! The climb up Kestel Edge bank was almost too much for Pete who really suffered at the top, and at 14% for half a mile and straight up with no respite it is no surprise.
Following another tough climb through Matlock the team were ready for a quick rest and to enjoy the views.
A mystery guest rider appeared at Ashbourne and gave everybody a quick tow back to Rugeley to help them make it on time for the welcome party, for which everybody was grateful.
Turning into the Cannock office, the team were delighted to see that a lot of the staff had come out to cheer them and welcome them back, and Pete (despite ending the ride literally on his knees) managed to find some final strength to say thank you to everybody who had taken part and supported the event, whether logistically, or through sponsorship.
The ride attracted a great deal of sponsorship for which we were very grateful, and we look forward to announcing the total shortly but what we can say at this point is that we have far exceeded our original target of £5,000!
A special thank you to our sponsors:
- Pinsent Masons
- Baumann Attachments
- Fork Truck Control
- Travis Perkins
- Wells Fargo
- Cascade Attachments
Why not watch the Relive route video for the grande finale here?
Pete regrets planning the climb up to Kestel Edge into his route.
The team at the top of Matlock after a tough first ten miles.
Pete finds a ‘vintage’ Hyster.
A mystery guest rider provided a much needed tow home.
The team received a huge welcome from staff at Briggs and Cannock, and have never been so pleased to see the office.