Wednesday 19th June played host to our 4th annual cycling sportive, which saw cyclists take to the Derbyshire hills alongside UCI Continental cycling professionals, Vitus Pro Cycling team powered by Brother UK.

This year we welcomed more riders than ever, with over 60 donning their cycling gear and heading out into the peak district alongside some of the UK’s top cyclists.

Despite weather warnings, and the threat of torrential rain, hail and lightning (what British summertime?) the rain managed to hold off just long enough for our cyclists to complete one of the two routes that were on offer.

After the ride the Vitus Pro team held a Q&A session which provided guests with the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the inner workings of a professional cycling team, what makes them tick and what keeps them motivated.

David Nelson, Senior Partner at Smith Cooper and Commercial and Financial Director of the Vitus Pro Team comments:

“The Vitus Pro Team were outstanding, providing guidance, support and encouragement throughout the day, and we hope all who attended thoroughly enjoyed the day.”

Vitus Pro Cycling Team Director Cherie Pridham adds: “We always enjoy taking part in this event – the company, the atmosphere and location are always memorable and a great experience for us as a team.”

This is an annual event held each summer in Derbyshire. If you’d like to take part next year, please email events events@smithcooper.co.uk to express your interest.