Yorkshire Pedalthon cash to boost charities

Two Charities are set to benefit from funds raised for this year’s Yorkshire Pedalthon.

Brian Robinson, the first Briton to finish the Tour de France and win a stage, with Amy Souter, David Boulton and David Aspland from Cater Jonas

More than 400 riders are set to take part in the legacy cycling event, which is backed by property consultancy Carter Jonas. This year, the Yorkshire Pedalthon will raise cash for LandAid and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

LandAid, a charitable foundation supported by the property industry, supports children and young people in the UK who face economic and social disadvantage.

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Paul Morrish, chief executive at LandAid, said: “Many young people in the UK face a tough future and for those struggling with homelessness, unemployment or the consequences of leaving care, the challenges of a rapidly changing world are huge and they’re getting left behind.

“LandAid gives more than £1m every year to charities helping vulnerable young people and is supporting some great projects in Leeds, Sheffield and Bradford.”

Yorkshire Air Ambulance regional funding manager Helen Gowans said the rapid response air emergency service serves a population of around five million across four million acres of land.

She said: “We rely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire and we’re delighted to be associated with the Yorkshire Pedalthon.”

Last year, the ride raised £15,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and transport charity Sustrans.

The Carter Jonas Yorkshire Pedalthon is priced at £150 a rider or £600 for a team of four.

Riders choose from a 40-mile, 70-mile or 90-mile route, with the longest including one of the country’s top 100 climbs.