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Artisan food and drink producers support homeless charity

Food producers who are supporting the Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon at Castle Howard. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

Cyclists raising money for youth homelessness in the Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon this June will be fuelled by some of Yorkshire’s finest food and drink courtesy of producers in the region.

Organised by Iconic Cycling Events, the Pedalthon is the largest annual charity bike ride for the business community in Yorkshire and last year attracted more than 350 riders from across the property and business sectors across the UK.

This year’s ride, staged on Friday 7 June, will start and end at a spectacular new venue – Castle Howard. The food stops along the 30, 50 and 75-mile routes are a popular feature of the ride and showcase some of the best produce the region has to offer.

Riders will be able to graze from a menu of pork pies, cheese, soup, biscuits and fruit, all washed down by a steaming hot cup of Yorkshire tea and a refreshing glass of Wold Top Brewery’s finest beer.

Yorkshire Tea, the Wensleydale Creamery, Bothams of Whitby, Riverford Organic Farmers, Appleton’s butchers, Yorkshire Provender, Haribo and Wold Top Brewery are just some of the Yorkshire producers who are supporting the ride.

Now in its sixth year, the ride is raising money for LandAid, the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK. The money will go towards the renovation of empty and derelict properties in the region, bringing them back into use as affordable and safe homes. To date the ride has raised more than £80,000 for charity.

Amy Souter, partner at Carter Jonas, said: “Our riders love to experience Yorkshire both physically by enjoying Yorkshire’s stunning landscape and by ‘eating the view’– it’s one of the things that really makes our rides stand out.

“We’re delighted to have the support of so many of Yorkshire’s fantastic producers for our efforts to raise money to help end homelessness. The food on offer is always a cut above the usual cycling fayre and riders from all over the UK come to enjoy it.”

Isabel Sterne of Appleton’s butchers said: “We have people queuing round the block for our pork pies and we’re sure they’ll be equally popular with Pedalthon’s cyclists. We are so pleased to be able to support such a great cause and hope our pies help riders power on to the finish line.”

Entry is open to both individuals and corporate teams and costs £60 per rider, £300 per team of 6 or £500 per team of ten (all inc VAT.)

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