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Great Yorkshire Bike Ride aiming to reach £3 million target for charity

Great Yorkshire Bike Ride aiming to reach £3 million target for charity

Published by May Norman at 6:51am 7th March 2020.

The 70 mile charity ride through Yorkshire’s countryside happens in June. 

  • At least seven charities benefit from the donations that are made
  • Around 2,000 cyclists are set be involved
  • Participants will set off from Wetherby and finish in Filey

We are being invited to take on the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride. 

It's set to take place on June 13th with money raised for a host of charities.

The event has been held for at least 35 years, with it hoped they will raise £3m, since the fundraising began.

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Cyclists taking part in a previous event in Yorkshire.
 

The money is split between Yorkshire charities which include:

  • Wetherby Lions
  • Phys Cap Ryedale & District MENCAP
  • Yorkshire Cancer Research

John Taylorson MBE, who founded the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride, said:

“When the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride was founded over 35 years ago, we never could have imagined that it would have grown to this size and be supporting so many amazing charities.

“This year, we are hoping to smash another milestone and raise our three-millionth pound – it really would be a fantastic achievement and will go such a long way to assist these wonderful charities in the amazing work that they do."

Riders will be supported by professional back-up and medical support, with regular refreshment stops and lunch provided.

Registrations costs £22, or £32 with transport from Filey back to Wetherby.

Visit the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride site to register.