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Scream if you want to go faster
It’s not just the fibre optic broadband currently being rolled out across West Yorkshire and York that is Superfast - it seems that the region is full of quick quirks. Here are a few of our favourites…
Head to Xscape, Castleford, for fun-fuelled activities that will see the entire family pick up some serious pace. Fly down the ski slope at Snozone, fire bowling balls down the alley at Tenpin, and make your way through the laser maze security grid -The Raid - in the fastest time possible.
According to the Guinness World Records, the fastest hat trick of tries scored from the start of a match is 6 minutes 54 seconds by Chris Thorman, while playing for Huddersfield Giants. Meanwhile, at the 2017 Gawthorpe World Coal Carrying Championships in Wakefield, competitors did their best to break the record for the ‘fastest coal bag carrier’!
Yorkshire’s Fastest 50
The Fastest 50 initiative, run by law firm Ward Hadaway, highlights and celebrates the achievements of the 50 fastest growing privately-owned businesses across Yorkshire. At the Ward Hadaway Yorkshire Fastest 50 Awards 2017, Leeds-based Hisense UK, won the award for ‘Overall Fastest Growing Business’. Well done!
In the Fast Lane
Supercars and speed go hand in hand. The new Ferrari 812 Superfast, which has claimed a top speed of over 240 mph would certainly get your heart pumping, as would Go Karting! Okay, so it’s not quite as glamorous as driving a Ferrari but there are plenty of good karting tracks in the area to accommodate your need for excitement.
Jump on board one of the region’s many trains and you’ll find yourself travelling the length and breadth of Yorkshire - and the rest of the country - in no time at all. If you prefer to stay firmly put, then you could always head to the National Railway Museum in York to discover 300 years of railway history.
Our region’s sporting heroes don’t need to rely on transport to get them places in a hurry. Take Paralympic wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft or Olympic track cyclist Ed Clancy, for example. They both returned to Yorkshire with medals thanks to their impressive speeds in the 2016 Paralympics and Olympics.
The Great Escape
The clock is ticking and you only have a matter of minutes left to escape in time! Race against the clock with a ‘live escape game’ such as Tick, Tock, Unlock or Locked In Games in Leeds. If you’re not quick enough to escape, only time will tell what your fate will be. Good luck!
Building the new Superfast West Yorkshire and York broadband network has at times been a bit of a roller coaster; congested fibre routes, stoppages due to blocked ducts, and unable to locate the landowner are just some of the weekly challenges faced by the Openreach engineers.
So if you'd like to reap the benefits of superfast speeds register your interest for faster broadband with us.
You can also track the progress on the rollout of Superfast broadband in your area, follow us on Twitter @SuperfastWY or visit www.superfastwestyorkshire.co.uk
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