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Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge 2012

Ryedale Special Families

12:01am 18th November 2011

The Vion Foods sponsored Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge is being launched for 2012.

It took part this July and was a 2 day cycle challenge around the beautiful newly launched Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route, 146 miles in total.

65 riders took part in 2011 and helped raise over £9,000 for Ryedale Special Families

Now the charity's announced it's planning to run it again next year on the weekend of Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July 2012.

Once again it will start and finish at Norton College.

Event organiser Rob Davies from Ryedale Special Families has told Minster FM:

"We are aiming to double the numbers taking part to 130 and I’m thrilled to say that we already have 22 of this years’ riders on the list to take part again."

Further Details

Ryedale Special Families has announced that the Vion sponsored Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge will take place once again next summer, during the weekend of Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July.

The 146 mile circular route covers 73 miles each day and takes in the stunning scenery of the newly launched and fully signposted Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route, and once again will start and finish at Norton College.

The halfway overnight camp will be held again at Hutton Cranswick Sports Association playing fields, where this year’s 65 riders enjoyed a fabulous barbecue, licensed bar and live music!

Event organiser Cai Mallet of York based Scoot Cycling Holidays said:

“Despite the dreadful weather on the first morning, this year’s inaugural event was an amazing success and raised over £9,000 for Ryedale Special Families. We had a great mix of different levels of experience taking part, from serious cyclists to almost novices, and from teams entered by local businesses to families. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and almost half of last year’s participants have put their names on the list to do it again next year!”

Rob Davies, Funding Coordinator of Ryedale Special Families commented:

“We’re thrilled that all our hard work this year was well-received and that Norton based Vion Foods has agreed to sponsor the event once more. The feedback we received from many of the riders confirmed our wishes that this could become an annual event in Ryedale’s sporting calendar. The funds raised are also a vital contribution to our continuing programme of offering care, support and activities for over 400 families throughout the region. We’re looking to double the number of entries for next year and by telling people about it early we hope it can become the perfect New Year’s resolution for anyone looking for a challenge in 2012.”

Chris Weighell of Vion Foods said:

“I fully enjoyed the challenge of cycling 146 miles in 2 days this year, despite the wind and rain! The whole experience was fantastic despite the exertion and sometimes painful cycling. What made the challenge so enjoyable was the friendly and supportive atmosphere created by everyone involved -other participants, the organisers and volunteers. VION are proud to be associated with such a great event and helping to raise funds for a truly worthy cause. Long may this relationship continue!”

Anyone interested in taking part should look at the website for more details, which includes case studies and photos from this year’s event, tips for training, details of the route, and how to enter. See www.yorkshirewoldscyclechallenge.org.uk Entry fees are £25.00 to reserve your place, which includes luggage transfer to and from the halfway campsite, Saturday evening barbecue and Sunday morning breakfast. In addition, cyclists are asked to commit to raising a further £35.00 in sponsorship which is not required until July next year. Once again, prizes will be awarded to the individual, family and group which raise the highest amount of sponsorship.

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