From April 23 to May 18, 2012, England rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio and his cricketing counterpart Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff were leading a team of over 250 riders in the Dallaglio Flintoff Cycle Slam 2012, a 2,872 km charity ride across Europe from the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games Olympia to the 2012 Olympic Stadium in London. Hytera partner Zycomm and Delcom supported this charity ride with rugged radios.
Hytera PD70X DMR portable radios were used by the riders to enable them to keep in constant contact with the support staff on both the cycle and water sections of their event. Instant clear communication together with robust and environmentally protected equipment was required as the radios were subject to rain and being used on canoes on Lake Garda. The radios’ durability was put to the test when one of the Hytera PD70X on hire was completely submersed in Lake Garda, Italy for a long period of time. After the canoe was recovered the radio was found to be in full working order, suffering no ill effects.
The Dallaglio Flintoff Cycle Slam 2012 was also featured on the Discovery Channel and has so far raised over 2 million pounds.
Learn more about the Dallaglio Flintoff Cycle Slam 2012: http://www.dallaglioflintoff2012.com