Seven riders from across the company, will fly to Gluszyca in Poland on Friday 9th September. Then on the morning of the 10th, the team will take on the first stage of the ride, which will see them cycle 126 miles at a total elevation of 4,500 feet, to the town of Uhyst in Germany.

Seven riders from across the company, will fly to Gluszyca in Poland on Friday 9th September. Then on the morning of the 10th, the team will take on the first stage of the ride, which will see them cycle 126 miles at a total elevation of 4,500 feet, to the town of Uhyst in Germany.

The ride will take 1 week to complete and comprises of seven stages, culminating in a total of 761 miles.

David Page, Sales and Marketing Director at John Cotton, has been preparing to ride with the team. He said: “We’ve had two group rides so far, one of 50 miles and one of 75 miles. Most of us have done a ride of 100 miles or more and we’re now cycling a few consecutive days to see how that feels. 

“We’re mostly training on our own and coming together once a month for a long ride, increasing in distance each time. The next group ride will be a long hilly ride of about 60 miles.”

Former Mirfield mayor, Cllr Martyn Bolt, will join the team on Friday 16th September to show his support and raise the morale in the final 80 mile stretch back to the John Cotton HQ in Mirfield.

Tour de France stage winner, Brian Robinson, will be at the finish line to welcome home and congratulate the team on Friday 16th September. Friends, families and locals from across Yorkshire are welcome to come down on the final day, to join in the celebrations and cheer the team across the line.  

John Cotton is supporting its chosen charities for the year which include: Macmillan, Kirkwood Hospice, Forget Me Not, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Yorkshire Cancer Centre. 

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