The race is on for cyclists to secure their place in this year’s Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon, on Friday 12 May. Now in its fourth year the 2017 cycle, with rides along part of Yorkshire’s iconic Tour de France route, is set to be the best yet with a number of sponsors already on board.
Last year over £15,000 was raised for LandAid, the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK, and this year the target is set to exceed last year’s total.
Supported by independent Yorkshire brewer, T&R Theakston Ltd, the ride will start and end at the historic Theakston brewery in Masham. Riders will again be given the choice of two rides – the 80 mile challenge or a 40 mile social ride - through the picturesque Yorkshire landscape. Last year’s event, organised by Iconic Cycling Events, attracted more than 300 riders including teams from more than 70 companies from across the UK.
Mark Granger, chief executive, Carter Jonas said:
“When you see the effects of LandAid’s work and the positive impact it has on the lives of so many young people, you realise what a vital charity it is, and the importance of fundraising efforts such as ours. Because of this we are extremely excited to launch our fourth Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon. The day combines many things about which we are passionate: firstly showcasing Yorkshire - which is one of our key business centres; cycling, which some are perhaps more keen on than others!; as well as networking and enjoying great local food and drink with colleagues and friends, all whilst supporting and raising money for LandAid.”
Paul Morrish, chief executive, LandAid, commented:
“It is fantastic that Carter Jonas is looking to build upon the tremendous success of last year’s Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon. It promises to be an action packed day, full of sporting triumph and comradery. I never fail to be amazed by the property industry’s generosity, good will and focus on helping us achieve a lasting effect on young lives. We’re all looking forward to 12 May, I better get in training!”
Simon Theakston, executive director, T & R Theakston Limited, said:
“It is always a pleasure to welcome people to our brewery, and it’s even better when it’s for a positive cause such as LandAid. We had great fun at last year’s event and really appreciate the huge efforts that go into training for, and supporting it. I’m very pleased that we can reward participants with vital liquid refreshment at the end of the day!”
Up until the 31 March there is an early bird entry fee of £50 per rider or £250 per team of 6.
For more information and to register visit the website www.yorkshirepedalthon.co.uk. To keep up with all the action on twitter follow @CJPedalthon.