Charity cycle ride to boost employment

CFFC Cycle to Work Challenge: Tom Warman Steve Duncan, John Hardy mayor of Calderdale, Martin Haigh
CFFC Cycle to Work Challenge: Tom Warman Steve Duncan, John Hardy mayor of Calderdale, Martin Haigh
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A charity chief is to embark on a 900 mile bike ride to raise cash to fund people into apprenticeships in Calderdale.

Steve Duncan, chief executive of Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC), will ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats for his Cycle to Work challenge in March.

He will be joined by six others on the mammoth cycle ride which aims to finance at least ten young people into apprenticeships in Calderdale. This year, the cyclists will divert through Calderdale for a leg of the trip at the 450-mile mark and are inviting any volunteers who might want to take part in the ride through Calderdale.

The Mayor of Calderdale, Coun John Hardy, has already signed up to joint the riders through Calderdale.

Mr Duncan said: “With over one million young people out of work - and with two teenage sons soon to add to that - I thought I would put myself through the pain barrier to cycle the 900 miles to raise funds to finance youth apprenticeships in Calderdale.”

He will be joined by Vikki Crayden-Reed, Martin Haigh, Tom Warman, Helen Rossi, Andy McMenemy and Andy Banks. To support the team, visit http://www.justgiving.com/cycle-for-work.