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Coast to Coast in a Day 150 mile Sportive Returns for Third Edition this Weekend

by Nick Gregory

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On Saturday 28 June hundreds of cyclists will dip their bikes from Seascale jetty on the Western edge of the Lake District before riding the challenging 150 mile road route to Whitby, on the far Eastern coast of Britain. This iconic ride is the third to be organised by Open Cycling, and has yet again attracted a sell-out field of riders. 

The Coast to Coast route is normally tackled over a number of days, with overnight stops in local pubs or B+Bs, however, on 28 June this C2C sportive - considered one of the toughest in the UK - will challenge even the fittest riders as they tackle the epic route in just one day. The organisers have even had some of the roads resurfaced especially for the event, luckily for the Tour de France, they get to take advantage of them too...!  

Open Cycling would like to thank sponsors, Clifbar who are again providing energy products, and Gatorade, who are providing Perform Electrolytes to help power the riders along the route. As well as sponsoring the event, Olympus Automation have entered a 10 person team comprising of employees and customers from the food industry.  


Raising money and awareness for the British Heart Foundation, Olympus Automation are a driving force in the food industry developing cooking technologies. One particular rider for team Olympus Automation, Gareth Collins, decided the time was right to make some personal health changes, so he bought a bike and began his weight loss and fitness campaign. 

Since he started training Gareth has lost 4.5st, and despite a brief set back with a recurring knee injury from his rugby days, he is well on target to complete the C2C on Saturday with the rest of the team. If you would like to support Gareth and the Olympus Automation team raise funds for the British Heart Foundation please visit their Just Giving page and follow them on Twitter.

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