LandAid, the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK, is set to receive a further cash boost again this year courtesy of the pedal power of national property consultancy Carter Jonas.
The annual Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon, which is celebrating its sixth year, takes place on Friday 7 June 2019. To date the ride has raised more than £56,000 for charity, with last year’s ride surpassing fundraising targets and raising more than £17,000 for LandAid.
The money raised goes towards the renovation of empty and derelict properties, bringing them back into use as affordable and safe homes.
In 2017/18 LandAid distributed over £1.8m in funding to 39 charities across the UK, supporting 7,764 young people. This year LandAid has awarded two grants in Yorkshire and Humber, one to Canopy Housing in Leeds and a second to Doorstep in Hull, which will provide 26 homes for young homeless people.
Teams from Carter Jonas’ 33 offices nationwide, including four in Yorkshire, will join more than 350 cyclists taking part from across the UK’s property and business community.
Organised by cycling experts Iconic Cycling Events, the Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon will start and end at the spectacular new venue of Castle Howard. Riders can choose from the 30, 50 or 75 mile routes, all through glorious Yorkshire countryside. A major feature of the ride is the regular food stops along the route which will showcase some of the best produce the region has to offer.
Mark Granger, chief executive, Carter Jonas, said: “Yorkshire is one of Carter Jonas’ main business hubs and this sixth annual event is a great opportunity to welcome clients and colleagues from across our network to God’s Own County.
“We’re delighted to be starting and ending the ride in the magnificent setting of Castle Howard this year. The huge popularity of the ride is testament not only to the continuing popularity of cycling and the very worthwhile cause for which we are raising money, but to the glorious setting of the ride and the gourmet feast of local produce provided by our generous supporters at the food stations en route and at the finish line.”
Paul Morrish, chief executive, LandAid, said: “A big thanks to Carter Jonas for choosing LandAid as the charity partner for the Pedalthon once again. I’ll be back again this year, this time taking on the hills of the North Yorkshire Moors with hundreds of other property professionals. Each year the event is so much fun and raises a life changing amount for LandAid – last year raising enough to provide a home for a young homeless person, helping them to have the bright future they deserve. A big thank to everyone who takes part each year – I’ll see you there!”
Entry is open to both individuals and corporate teams, and costs £60 per rider, £300 per team of 6 or £500 per team of 10 (all inc VAT) on the early bird offer which is available until March 31.
For more information and to register visit the website www.yorkshirepedalthon.co.uk. To keep up with all the action on twitter follow @CJPedalthon.