On 5 September, Walter Lilly took part in our ninth consecutive Cyclothon UK, a 12 hour relay race, at Brands Hatch. This year we arrived with two teams of six, comprised of Walter Lilly staff and friends across the industry from AKT II, CoreFive, Gardiner & Theobold, Hoare Lea, PDP, Price & Myers and Slender Winter Partnership.
After beginning bright and early with a 6:30am briefing, our first cyclists Mark Cope and Stuart Yates crossed the starting line at 7:30am. The cycling was non-stop until the race concluded at 7:30pm when the distances covered by each team were totalled.
Completing 96 laps in total, a distance of over 236 miles, Team Walter Lilly finished in 7th place. Their fastest lap was also the first of the day, from our own Mark Cope, who cycled the course in just 6.12 minutes.
Team Cambridge House completed 95 laps, totalling 231.1 miles, and claimed 10th place. Nicola Carniato from AKT II completed their fastest lap, at 6.41 minutes.
Thank you and congratulations to all the cyclists who were part of our teams, for a good performance and a great effort.
Congratulations to our friends from Darke & Taylor who placed first overall. The HQR industry was well represented with teams from Ideaworks, Fusion Automation and Toureen Group competing in what was an enjoyable, exciting and exhausting day.
You can see photos from the day over on our Flickr page.