Sign Up For Two-Day Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge
There’s still time to register for this year’s 10th
anniversary Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge, a fun but demanding fundraising event which has raised £250,000 for Ryedale Special Families (RSF) since its launch.
Big Bear Bikes is encouraging riders to sign up for the two-day, 144-mile ride which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, 4 and 5 September.
We are once again sponsoring the event and our mechanics will be providing assistance from the Big Bear Bikes van as part of our ongoing support for Ryedale Special Families.
Organiser Rob Davies, Fundraising Co-ordinator for RSF, said: “We are hoping to sign up as many people as possible to take part this year as every rider registered means a greater donation to Ryedale Special Families.
“This is an enjoyable event in a safe, open air environment and this year will be our 10th anniversary as we had to cancel last year for obvious reasons.”
He added: “This is certainly a challenge but we are always getting comments every year about how friendly it is and how well marshalled.
“It does attract a lot of female riders and I think that is because it’s more friendly, not competitive, and we encourage people to pause to enjoy the scenery, take refreshments at the stops and so on.
“We also have 12 guardian angels who cycle with the pack and help with changing punctures or offering moral support, particularly on the second day, when people are getting tired.”
Ryedale Special Families was established in the early 1990s when a group of 20 families of disabled children started to meet in their own homes to share challenges and experiences, as well as offering mutual support to each other.
In the late 1990s, it became a registered charity and today has five office staff and 40 support staff, providing assistance to 400 families in the Ryedale area and working out of offices in Old Malton.
The coming years are set to see a major development as RSF moves from its current premises to a purpose-built home in Pickering.