Cycling colleagues get boost from their firm

As road surface specialists at SteelPhalt in Rotherham, pals Paul Monson, Dan Rogers and Lee Burgdol know all about what creates a smooth travelling experience.

So they were able to put Yorkshire’s roads to the test when they took part in a Tour de France cycle challenge.

The trio were among competitors taking part in a 122-mile Grand Depart from Leeds to Harrogate for charity Cyclists Fighting Cancer.

And as SteelPhalt is celebrating its 50th anniversary, the company gave the friends’ efforts a £1,000 boost.

“It was a tough challenge,” said weigh bridge operator Paul. “It’s great SteelPhalt decided to give us a £1,000 boost - it makes all our effort seem that much more worthwhile.”

Meanwhile colleagues from Niftylift in Hoyland, Barnsley, cycled from their site on the Platts Common Industrial Estate to their head office site in Milton Keynes to help start up the Shannon Deakin Foundation.

The charity aims to raise awareness of deep vein thrombosis in teenagers which claimed the life of Shannon, the daughter one of the Hoyland sites employees, Bryan Deakin.

The team from Hoyland raised £800 for their day’s cycling.