The Acorn Charity has attracted five well-known regional and national businesses as sponsors for its specially-commissioned cycle tops for the Acorn 100k Sponsored Bike Ride on 10th May.
The sponsors have donated funds to enable 95 per cent of the proceeds of sale of the cycle tops to be donated to Acorn’s chosen charities: research into scleroderma disease at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and to help people with dementia and their carers in the Ripon, Harrogate and Wetherby area through Dementia Forward.
The cycle top has been specially manufactured by the UK’s leading cycle clothing brand Altura.
Tim Naughton of Lights4Fun, which has sponsored the Acorn 100k Bike Ride throughout its seven year history, is delighted by the new opportunity to help the charity raise funds.
“We have had a very close working relationship with the charity which runs exceptionally professional events.
“We are delighted to be associated with Acorn in this way, especially as cycling is set to become the most high profile sport in Yorkshire in the coming weeks.
“We wish all the Acorn cyclists a very successful and enjoyable day.”
The Bike Ride which starts and finishes at Bishop Monkton on Saturday May 10 will be officially started by Nick Hancock and Patrick Dunlop of Strayfm.
Strayfm will also be broadcasting live from the start of the Ride. Also joining the event for the first time is Little Urn, the iconic Yorkshire Tea travelling van.
Louise Hanen, chair of Acorn, said:
“We are so excited about our new cycle tops and hope that many cyclists will purchase them to raise important funds for our charity.
“We are looking forward to the big day and are delighted that the team from Strayfm is able to support us by broadcasting from the start.”