Cycling challenge flies the flag for Derbados


Two Bondholders have laid down the gauntlet for others to join them for a weekend cycling challenge in Mallorca and Derbyshire in April.

Dean Jackson, founder and owner of triathlon kit specialists HUUB and David Torrington, managing director of Sky Recruitment Solutions are planning the 193 km challenge on April 13 and 14, and are inviting other cycling enthusiasts to join them.

Everyone taking part will be asked to raise money for two Derby causes - Derbyshire Institute of Sport which supports athletes to become world class and Annabel’s Angels which provides financial assistant to local people undergoing cancer treatment.

For those people unable to cycle in Spain, the team offer a more local cycling challenge.

Led by Annabel’s Angels and Bondholder Derbyshire Institute of Sport, riders can cycle the 193 km here in Derbyshire throughout the month of April, either individually or in teams of up to 4 people. This can be done on road bikes, or in a gym, and prizes will be available for special achievements.

Pride of place for the team in Mallorca will be the Derbados flag - in support of Derby-based Team Huub/Wattbike who are taking the sport by storm – beating some of the top international track pursuit teams under the flag of Derbados.

For Jackson and Torrington – the challenge is about get back into the saddle after the winter months and, if successful, this will become a regular event.

The self-confessed pie lovers have named the challenge ‘2πr’ (or two pie eaters coming together to complete a circumference for good) – highlighting that the challenge is open to cyclists of all shapes, sizes and abilities.

Dean Jackson explained: “This is a challenge akin to the Land’s End to John O’Groats – but with sunshine - and is the perfect way to encourage people to get back into shape.

“This is about using sport to get fitter, raise money and spread the word of Derbados being the new cycling capital of the UK – if not the world!”

David Torrington continued: “I hope that the Derby business community in particular will get right behind us to support two amazing Derby-based causes and have some fun in the sun at the same time.”