Five members of Fit Rovers took part in the Tour de Yorkshire open road sportive on Sunday, testing themselves in one of the most popular cycling events in the UK.
Bob Allan, Steve Vickers, Stephen Evans took on the short route, which saw the riders travel through West and North Yorkshire on their way to completing a 50km route in the Headrow, Leeds.
Meanwhile, Dean Leggott and John Paul Watters challenged themselves on the long route, which started in Woodhouse, travelling up to Kirkby Malzeard, before finishing at the Headrow like their fellow Fit Rovers participants, a total of 123km covered.
All five finished the respective routes, with Bob, Steve and Stephen completing the short route in three hours and eight minutes, crossing the line together donning their Get Doncaster Moving cycling gear, as provided by Doncaster Council.
Dean and John Paul finished the long route in seven hours and 54 minutes, crossing the line in front of hundreds of people after a 6am start.
The participants received their medals and electronic times, much to the delight of those involved.
Stephen Evans, Fit Rovers veteran and Tour de Yorkshire participant, said: “It was such a tough challenge, but I’m glad I completed it.
“I’ve only been cycling for 12 months or so, but the emotions I felt on this ride were the biggest I’ve ever had on the bike. It was a beautiful route and the atmosphere was amazing.
“To be a part of something like Fit Rovers and have the chance to do this is just amazing, I’m glad I took part with the rest of the guys here and look forward to our next adventure.”
The Tour de Yorkshire ride offers a unique mix of Tour de France delivery combined with Yorkshire hospitality and beauty resulting in a sportive dream day. This is the chance for cyclists from all over the country, experienced or new, to ride many of the same roads as the professionals, including the professional finish line, complete with the support from the waiting crowds.
For more information, visit https://letour.yorkshire.com/