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Quantum Pharmaceutical Group's Pedal Power Raises Over £1,300 For Charity
Quantum's Andy Matthews (centre) with Olympians Steven Burke (l) and Johnathan Edwards (r)

Quantum Pharmaceutical Group's Pedal Power Raises Over £1,300 For Charity

Two cycling enthusiasts from the Quantum Pharmaceutical Group have completed the toughest race of their lives in an effort to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Keen cyclist, Andy Matthews who is Operations Director at the Quantum Pharmaceutical Group and his Quantum colleague Mike Barker completed the 60 mile Etape Pennines race after a special training ride with triple jump world record holder Jonathan Edwards and Olympic cyclist Steven Burke.

London 2012 velodrome gold medallist Steven Burke led the group on a practice run and Andy also had a chance to gain tips from him on gear changes, nutrition, climbs, descents and riding in pelotons.  

“It was great to get an insight into the sportsmen’s approach to training and they really helped me to understand different techniques required for a route like this.  Steven showed me how to build strength and pace on climbs,” said Andy.

By completing the Etape, known as one of the UK’s toughest sportives, Andy and team raised more than £1,300 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Visit the Etape Facebook page to see photos of the Quantum team cycling with Jonathan Edwards and Steven Burke.

Posted by: Quantum Webmaster on 15th October 2014