The Dunlop Sport Maxx Championship photographer, Steve Hyde, has successfully ridden over 300 miles on a bike – in aid of charity.
Steve was part of a group of nine Goodyear Dunlop associates that organised this punishing endurance challenge and raised more than £9,000 for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
It was an epic journey that began on Thursday 18 September from Goodyear Dunlop’s head quarters in Birmingham and ended at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, four days later.
Hyde said: “After four days of riding, and 9 hours each day on the saddle, all my aches and pains had all but disappeared, once I saw the Eiffel Tower- the final stretch was truly emotional. “
As I stood next to the Tower, the feeling was overwhelming and will stay with me for the rest of my life and at that point I realised, all my training and hard work was worthwhile. Honestly, I'm just so gutted it's all over and have already started planning my next trip!”
Earlier this year, the tyre giant pledged to raise £50,000 to fund the development of a specialist play area for the Childhood and AdolescentMental Health Service (CAMHS) at the hospital. And with the help of the teamo f cyclists, Goodyear Dunlop is on track to reach its fundraising target.
Steve Hyde will be back in action at another endurance race at this weekend’s Dunlop Sport Maxx Cup Final at Rockingham Motor Speedway. Meanwhile for more information on the Birmingham to Paris bike ride and to show your support by making a donation please visit www.wingfootwarriors.net.