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Interesting? Handy? Cutting Edge? Our monkey needs to know…

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We love our newsletters. They’re the chance for us to tell you all about our great products and the wonderful world of Dakin-Flathers. Now that’s all very nice, but what’s really important is what do you think of them? We’re … Continue reading

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It’s not Monday, it’s Yorkshire Day, yer daft ‘apeth!

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Don’t worry, “daft ‘apeth” (silly person) is just a term of endearment here in God’s Own Country (that’s Yorkshire). Every year, on the 1st August, we celebrate Yorkshire Day – a day dedicated to all things that make the biggest … Continue reading

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Final stint of Haute Route 2015…

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My left ankle was so swollen and painful I could only pedal with one foot up the 1 mile to the 18:00 daily briefing in Bormio. Decided to see the doctor for emergency help. I’m not sure what he gave … Continue reading

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Haute Route 2015…

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Registration for the race opened last Sunday next to lake Geneva on a beautiful day with clear blue skies and 30 degrees. We were all issued with our official kit and goody bags and told how tough the week was … Continue reading

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They’re at it again, the Leeds 10K that is…

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Following their success in 2014, 3 of the original 5 elite runners from Dakin-Flathers opted to run ASDA Foundations Leeds 10K 2015. Due to injury, 2 runners had to leave the group but John Armstrong, Chris Brown (not the infamous … Continue reading

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A short ride in the mountains…

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After Oliver’s ride in the park in May 2013, cycling across France in 9 days, it seemed fair to up the ante and try a real challenge – Haute Route Pyrenees! The Haute Route cycling events are ‘the highest and … Continue reading

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Asda Foundation Leeds 10K 2014

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Running, how hard can it be? Earlier in the year a small group of Dakin-Flathers employees decided to enter the Asda Foundation Leeds 10k 2014. Some entered to achieve personal goals while other just wanted the chance to beat their … Continue reading

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I’m free, free falling…

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What makes Dakin-Flathers a great employer? Well, one benefit every employee gets each and every year is the chance to attend our infamous annual company outings. This year’s main event wasn’t for the faint hearted amongst us, indoor sky diving! … Continue reading

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Are we nearly there yet???

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Saturday 15th June saw the return of the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride, which has turned into a tradition for some of the employees (and family members) here at Dakin-Flathers. This year was a little special due to it being the … Continue reading

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Day 9, the final leg – Viva España!!

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The ‘Yorkshire Terriers’ managed a late start after Oliver’s strict bike cleaning regime. The normal 6.30am alarm was generously put back to 7.30am with an on the saddle time of 9am!! They managed to lose the first 90 minutes circumnavigating … Continue reading

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