AN EXTREME cycling team from the district has completed a gruelling challenge to clinch three world records.

The Ultra6 team, sponsored by Saltaire cycling retailer All Terrain, became the first to cycle 100,000ft up and down a mountain in one stint.

The team took just over four-and-a-half days to finish the feat, which involved 19 ascents and descents of Mont Ventoux – one of the toughest mountain climbs on the Tour de France route.

The Ultra6 team also clocked-up speed and altitude records.

It had spent a year preparing for the challenge, which raised money for two causes – ABF the Soldiers' Charity and M4Melanoma.

The team comprised All Terrain Cycles mechanic and workshop manager Ben Wood, also a member of the store’s road race team, along with two other All Terrain road team members Nick Jovanovic, of Guiseley, and Matt Robinson, of Keighley, as well as Andy North, of Guiseley, and James Welsh, of Keighley,

"We had to train through the winter months on our Yorkshire hills to ensure we had the best opportunity for success," said Mr North.

"When we arrived in France, we were faced with temperatures of 40C, which took some getting used to."

Tony Booth, managing director of All Terrain Cycles which has superstores in Wetherby and in Saltaire, said: “Congratulations to Ben and the guys for another great British cycling achievement.

"They took on an absolutely amazing challenge and have brought three world records home to Yorkshire.”

The team was also supported by Jason O’Connor at Advanced Wellness in Ilkley.