Here at OPM we are proud of our team, their qualities, skills and qualifications make them great at what they do every day – But it is their passion that makes them the best at what they do.
OPM are proud to share an interest and support the passion behind our people.
And so would like to share that passion with you ….
Our Personal Motivation – Nick’s Passion
By Nick Shore | Repro Administrator
Cycling is my passion
It all started many years ago at the age of 12. My neighbour asked why I rode around the streets all day. He invited me to join him on longer rides
At first 20 miles then 40 followed by 60 then regularly covering 70 to 100 miles most Sundays
37 years later thanks to my neighbour I am still cycling and love it.
A member of Skipton Cycling Club, We currently have over 100 members
The club is split into two groups – You can choose:
A riders – A faster longer pace Typically 70 to 100 miles at 18mph avg
B riders – 50 to 60 miles at 12mph with plenty of coffee stops
Throughout the summer I enjoy entering sportives raising money for charity which can range from 70 to 115 miles in distance.
My favourite being the White Rose classic an epic long route at 114 miles takes in the climbs of Norwood Edge, Fleet Moss and Garsdale Head (Coal Road), finishing with a final climb over our local hill at Langbar.
With nearly 3000m of ascent, it is a challenge for all riders
A typical Sunday training ride through Kilnsey
The Favourite climb
Fleet Moss – The descent is amazing hitting speeds over 55 mph