A 60-mile charity cycle ride is being organised to mark the Tour de France.
#MYcycle is being organised by Ramsdens Solicitors and MYnetwork and departs the Shay Stadium at 7 am on Friday, June 27.
The route will take in Wakefield, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and then back to Halifax.
There will be a celebratory lunch at Bar Eleven that afternoon welcoming all the riders back.
The group have nominated four local charities to receive money raised - the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Wakefield Hospice, Age UK Kirklees & Calderdale and the Laura Crane Trust.
Also, Barclays will match fund monies raised and if you don’t want to take part but would still like to donate you can at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/mycycle
If you’d like to take part in the challenge register here http://mycycle.eventbrite.co.uk/
Stuart Stocks, Senior Barclays Business Manager at Barclays said: “The world’s greatest cycle race is coming to Yorkshire and this pre charitable event raises the scale of the opportunity, income to local businesses and the community.”
Sinéad Sopala, director of marketing at Ramsdens says: “It’s going to be a tough challenge but it is all going to be worthwhile as we’re raising money for four fantastic charities. Thanks to the fantastic partner support from Ramsdens, Barclays, the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Copiserv, Better Telecoms and 02 Dewsbury - with their support we’ve been able to make this event happen.”
Jason Costello, Corporate Partners Manager at the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice said: “The hospice is honoured to be one of the charity beneficiaries, it’s fantastic the cyclists will be pedalling through the streets Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield as these are the very same towns and villages where we deliver support and care for the children and families with life shortening conditions.”
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