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.
The event, which is taking place on Friday, May 20, will raise money for property industry charity LandAid, which supports disadvantaged and vulnerable youngsters in the UK.
Food stations will be situated at Bolton Castle and Hunton, which will champion Yorkshire produce.
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.”
He added: “All money raised will go directly to LandAid.”
The Yorkshire Post is media partner for the event.
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 www.yorkshirepedalthon.co.uk. To keep up with all the action on twitter follow @CJPedalthon.