Team turn up the heat in Peak performance

Simon Barnes, Steve Rick, hotelier Andrew Middleton, Simon Ingham and Andrew Rouse

Simon Barnes, Steve Rick, hotelier Andrew Middleton, Simon Ingham and Andrew Rouse

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On one of the hottest days of the year, a five-man cycling team with a combined age of 260 years beat 11 other teams when they completed a 100km cycle challenge in the Peak District.

Taking in most of the major peaks including the UK’s highest village of Flash, the team, with the unlikely name of Caudata-Cable & Wireless Worldwide-Doubletree by Hilton-Bennetts Irongate, climbed more than 7,000ft and were the only team to finish in under five hours, raising money for Help for Heroes and The St Anselms Foundation.

Featuring Simon Barnes, Simon Ingham, Andrew Middleton, Steve Rick and Andrew Rouse, the name of the team was created to reflect the main sponsors.

Steve Rick, chairman of the Sheffield-based Caudata Group, and Andrew Rouse, a director with Longrose Buccleuch, who along with his partners is the new owner of the Doubletree by Hilton in Sheffield, were the catalyst for the team.

Help for Heroes supports servicemen and women who are wounded and injured in the service of their country, while the St Anselms Foundation provides educational opportunities for children under 14.

The day raised almost £10,000 and contributions can be made at http://www.justgiving.com/teams/peak100k