Water companies compete to win the first WaterAid Water Cycle Challenge

Hundreds of cyclists from the UK water industry took to the roads this May, in the first inter-company cycle challenge for WaterAid.


23 May 2014 | UK

Staff from twelve of the UK's water companies competed in the inaugural WaterAid Water Cycle Challenge this month, and are hoping to raise an incredible £10,000 for our work in the world's poorest communities.

Teams from Wessex, United Utilities, Anglian, Affinity, Severn Trent, Portsmouth, Dwr Cymru, Sutton and East Surrey, and Yorkshire Water all took on the impressive 76 mile route, which covered part of the Tour de France circuit near Leeds.

However, it was staff from Thames, Northumbrian and Southern Water who emerged victorious, receiving awards from Yorkshire Water's Chief Executive Richard Flint.

Cyclists in WaterAid's first Water Cycle Challenge
Cyclists in WaterAid's first Water Cycle Challenge

'A great day from start to finish'

WaterAid was set up by the UK water industry and continues to enjoy incredible support from its staff and customers.

Emma Noble from Yorkshire Water said: "It was a great day from start to finish. The feedback we have had from the companies has been amazing, with some saying it is one of the best cycling events they have taken part in."

The Water Cycle Challenge will continue next year, when cup-holders Thames will host the event. 

Text to show your support

There's still time to sponsor our cycle challenge cyclists. Just text SAFEWATER to 70300 to donate £3 to WaterAid.