Tomlinson inspires cycle challenge

Four of the six cyclists who have taken up the challenge to ride from Paris to Leeds in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
Four of the six cyclists who have taken up the challenge to ride from Paris to Leeds in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
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A Yorkshire icon has proved the inspiration for a 510-mile cycling challenge that will arrive in Leeds in time for the Tour de France.

Friends Chris Clyburn, Ai Lyn Tan, Chris Dunne, Ives Solo, Dave Walton and Pete Crampton have decided to mark the Grand Départ’s visit to the region by cycling from Paris to Leeds in the summer. The ‘Pavé to Cobble’ fundraisers aim to raise £10,000 for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal in memory of the late cancer fighter before they reach their finish line outside Pin Bar, in Dock Street, days before the July 5 Grand Départ. News of the challenge comes as Welcome to Yorkshire publicity cars set out to spread the White Rose word at the Spring Classic cycling series, which takes part in France, Belgium and the Netherlands from March 16. To donate to the Leeds fundraisers, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/pavetocobble. (JH1002/21c). 
picture: james hardisty.