Six city architects are building up their stamina for a 500km charity bike ride from Sheffield to Paris for the final day of the Tour de France.
The trek is part of the HLM practice’s 50th anniversary and the cyclists will cover 10km for every one of the 50 years the company has been in business.
All but one of the team are cyclists who regularly bike it to work. Stuart Beaumont was coaxed back into the saddle by the HLM 50 cycle challenge just six months ago.
Architect Ben Smith, a cyclist for three years and a member of Sheffrec Cycling Club, will be setting the pace. Other team members are Alex Cersarsky, Jorge Hermoso Jack Simmonite and Mick Sherdel.
They will leave on July 23 and the journey will culminate with the team riding down the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe, having raised a sizeable sum for the Alzheimer’s Society.
They can be followed on Twitter (@hlmarchitects).
HLM was founded in 1964 and now has 180 employees, with six UK offices and two overseas.