Employees from a Harrogate-based commercial interior design business are getting on their bikes to help support a charity working to end youth homelessness.
Absolute Commercial Interiors is sponsoring the Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon to help raise funds for property industry charity LandAid.
Staged by national property consultancy Carter Jonas and now in its fifth year, the ride has raised more than £40,000 for charity to date. The money used goes towards the renovation of empty and derelict properties in Yorkshire, bringing them back into use as affordable and safe homes.
Absolute Commercial Interiors which provides interior design, space planning, fit out and furniture to clients nationwide, is fielding a team of ten riders for the event which is being held on Friday 11 May and is the largest charity bike ride for the business community in Yorkshire.
Rob Spivey, marketing executive of Absolute Commercial Interiors, said: “As avid cyclists and long-time supporters of LandAid, this ride in partnership with Carter Jonas is a perfect opportunity for us to help the charity continue to make an impact in Yorkshire.
“It’s easy to forget that there are people struggling to find a good night’s sleep, a solid meal and shelter to protect them from the elements. And, as part of the property industry, we are committed to help to make a difference while they work to get back on their feet.
“This is our second year supporting the ride, so we know exactly what to expect– a 40-mile tour of stunning North Yorkshire countryside, raising money for a great cause – and a well-earned pint at the end of the day, thanks to Theakston’s brewery!”
This year’s Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon is again supported by Yorkshire brewer T&R Theakston and will start and end at the brewery in Masham. Riders can participate in either the 80-mile challenge or 40-mile social ride through the striking Yorkshire countryside. Regular food stops along the route will supply some of the best produce the region has to offer.
Amy Souter, associate partner based at the Harrogate office of Carter Jonas, said: “The Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon sees the business and property community coming together to make a difference to a disadvantaged part of the community. The support from our sponsors is invaluable in putting on the event and raising as much money as we can for such a worthy cause.”
In 2016/17 LandAid grant funded 17 projects in the UK, including four in Yorkshire and Humber to bring empty properties back into use in Leeds, Hull, Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
The Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon entry is open to both individuals and corporate teams, and costs £90 per rider or £480 per team of 6 (including VAT).