Excitement mounts for Yorkshire Pedalthon

Excitement is mounting for this year’s Carter Jonas LandAid Yorkshire Pedalthon with more than 300 riders and 27 corporate teams of enthusiasts already signed up for the charity cycle ride which takes place on Friday 20 May.

All money raised will be donated to property industry charity LandAid which supports disadvantaged and vulnerable youngsters in the UK.

This year the medieval Bolton Castle is throwing open its doors to support the ride. Riders enjoying Yorkshire hospitality at the historic castle will be in good company, following in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots who was imprisoned in the fourteenth century fortress for six months. The castle has never been sold and is still in the ownership of the descendants of the Scrope family.

There will also be a food station at Hunton which will champion Yorkshire produce.  Wensleydale Creamery, Heck Food, Yorkshire Provender, Dine, Baltzersen’s, Yorkshire Crisps and the Sawley Kitchen are just some of the Yorkshire producers helping to power the pedals of the riders.

Pedalthon is co-sponsored by Yorkshire brewer Theakston and will start and end at the brewery in Masham.  Riders will have the choice of an 80 mile challenge ride or a 40 mile social ride – with the 80 mile riders taking on the iconic Buttertubs Pass which featured in the Tour de France route and is ranked among the 100 greatest cycling climbs in the country.

David Aspland, Carter Jonas’ head of Commercial in the northern region said: “Riders taking part in this year’s Pedalthon will be treated, not only to some of the most scenic countryside and historic locations in England, but also to some of the best local produce at our impressively situated refreshment stations.

“All money raised will go directly to LandAid to help it support vulnerable young people in the UK. Good luck to all the riders and let’s hope for a brilliant sunny day to encourage us on our way.”

Entry is open to both individuals and corporate teams, and costs £75 per rider or £400 per team of six. The full entry fee will be donated to LandAid.

For more information and to register visit the website www.yorkshirepedalthon.co.uk.  To keep up with all the action on twitter follow @CJPedalthon.

For further information and details on how to sign up, visit: www.yorkshirepedalthon.co.uk

David Bouton, parter at Carter Jonas, and Simon Theakston, executive director of T&R Theakston with food supporters of the Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon
David Bouton, parter at Carter Jonas, and Simon Theakston, executive director of T&R Theakston with food supporters of the Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon

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