Emma leads the way as her team complete water cycle

A team of Yorkshire Water employees has completed a gruelling 170mile'cycle between Morecambe and Bridlington, raising over �2,000 for'charity WaterAid in the process.
A team of Yorkshire Water employees has completed a gruelling 170mile'cycle between Morecambe and Bridlington, raising over �2,000 for'charity WaterAid in the process.

A team of courageous Yorkshire Water employees completed a gruelling 170-mile cycle challenge.

The group, led by Halifax woman Emma Noble, 32, took just three days to get from Morecambe to Bridlington.

They raised over £2,000 for WaterAid, which aims to provide safe water to the world’s poorest people.

Emma, from Norton Tower, said: “It was a tough challenge, but it was made easier by the fact that we were often surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery.”

But Emma, who works as a personal assistant at Yorkshire Water, said things didn’t get off to a great start.

“It was pouring down and really windy when we started off in Morecambe and the farmers had decided to cut back their bramble bushes along the roads. People kept getting punctures and one girl got three in the first 15 minutes. That was the hardest part of the three days.”

The team set off from Morecambe to Malham on the first day, and got to York on day two.

They then covered the remaining 61 miles to Bridlington, but not before adding six miles to the journey after getting lost.

“It was difficult when people were getting lost because we couldn’t get a signal on our phones, but we all got there in the end,” she said.