Business week’s lap of honour

FUN: The team at the event
FUN: The team at the event
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Business folk from Preston and beyond took to the track with Team GB at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

As part of Business Week, Yorkshire Bank’s Business and Private Banking team in Preston invited 16 customers for an introductory session around the velodrome track.

This event, which forms part of our Business Week celebrations, was an ideal opportunity for guests to try something new in a magnificent setting, network and feel inspired by watching Team GB cyclists in action.

Ian Hardman

The group received training tips from Team GB’s coaching staff and heard about the track skills and fitness levels required to compete on an international level.

Following some basic tuition and having built up enough confidence to tackle the 42.5 degree banking, the group competed in a friendly race to see who could complete the fastest lap.

The invited guests then had the opportunity to enjoy a light lunch and refreshments in a private concourse area while watching members of the gold medal winning Team GB pursuit team undergo a training session.

Ian Hardman, head of Yorkshire Bank’s Business and Private Banking Centre in Preston, said: “No matter what industry you’re in, it’s always beneficial to take some time out and a shared experience like this is a great way to break down barriers.

“This event, which forms part of our Business Week celebrations, was an ideal opportunity for guests to try something new in a magnificent setting, network and feel inspired by watching Team GB cyclists in action.”

Yorkshire Bank’s Business Week takes place this week saw more than 250 customer-focused events staged at the Bank’s UK-wide network of Business and Private Banking Centres, including a number of high profile events in the North West area.

As growth and confidence continue to emerge in the UK economy, Business Week aims to help businesses build for the future.