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Yorkshire lasses get on their bikes for cancer charities

Yorkshire lasses get on their bikes for cancer charities

Published at 10:18am 1st June 2017. (Updated at 3:07pm 1st June 2017)

Members of the Wetherby-based Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club have taken part in the UK's largest female-only bike ride.

They decorated themselves with Tour de France jerseys and knitted helmet covers for the Women V Cancer Ride the Night which took place last Saturday.

Judith Worrall, co-founder of the Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club, said: "It's so good to be here, we are bringing the North to London.

"Ride the Night is such a good cause and the atmosphere is something else, to get to set off on the ride first with Rachel Riley was amazing."

Ride the Night celebrity ambassadors Rachel Riley and Sue Hill returned for their second year in a row, with Rachel donning her brightly coloured bra as she led the way on the first wave.

She said: "Tonight has been amazing, the camaraderie, the atmosphere - it really is something special.

"I've come back for my second year and there is no reason why I wouldn't come again.

"When I first heard of Ride the Night, the furthest I'd ever cycled was 50km and that felt so unachievable, so 100km felt like such a challenge.

"But it is possible, and I'd encourage all women thinking of taking part to get signed up for next year."

Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club - Ride the Night

Members of the Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club getting ready for the Women V Cancer Ride the Night

Ann Frampton, Action for Charity event organiser, said: "All of the women here have had their lives affected by cancer in some way, there are so many incredible stories to help make the night so special.

"To have women from all walks of life come together is marvellous, it truly is an inspirational event."

The Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club is now looking forward to its own sportive event on 20 August.

More information at yorkshirelasscc.cyclingclubsoftware.com