ubu gives Le Grand Depart Thumbs Up

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ubu is a specialist health and social care and support provider based in the north of England.  Its aim is to help people to live as independently as possible so they can gain confidence and self-belief, thus making a valuable contribution to society.   ubu works with people with learning, physical or emotional difficulties.
ubu is a specialist health and social care and support provider based in the north of England. Its aim is to help people to live as independently as possible so they can gain confidence and self-belief, thus making a valuable contribution to society. ubu works with people with learning, physical or emotional difficulties.

Le Grand Depart took on new meaning when a team from specialist care provider, ubu set up their own challenge.

 

Unable to tackle the 190km of Stage One round North Yorkshire the vulnerable adults  headed to John Charles Sports Centre to tackle 475 laps of the track as part of their own Tour de Leeds..

 

With a massive 190 km to cover they set themselves a time limit of five hours to complete the distance and succeeded using a variety of specially adapted bikes.

 

Ubu, which is based in Harrogate bit has settings around Yorkshire  organised the challenge and monitored progress as the enthusiastic cyclists tore round the track on their own or with support.

 

 

Organised by Andrew Vie who thought it would be a great way to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire.

 

“All the people we support are encouraged to keep fit and stay healthy.  We thought it would be a pity of they missed out and it would be a bit of fun.  It was a great way to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire and  remind the people we serve that exercise is not hard work and can be fun!

 

“Many of the people ubu serve use John Charles Sports Centre regularly  for a variety of sports and some of their regulars suggested having a Tour special event.  ubu and the people we serve wanted to be part of it like everyone else and it has been massive fun.

 

The team was kept going  with home made snacks from supporters and healthy soft drinks as they hurtled round the track and then held a presentation ceremony in Harrogate later.

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