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Charity boosted by popular Yorkshire Classic cycle ride

Cyclists at the Yorkshire Classic start line at Ilkley Rugby Club. Picture by Anna Nolan

Cyclists at the Yorkshire Classic start line at Ilkley Rugby Club. Picture by Anna Nolan

More than 170 cyclists have taken on a challenging 67mile ride in support of SportsAid.

With the arrival of the Tour de France nearing and cycling thriving in the region, Yorkshire Classic organiser Lupton Fawcett Denison Till was forced to expand the number of participating teams from 30 to 44.

Teams of four from the business world set off from Ilkley Rugby Club before heading into the Yorkshire Dales and picking up the Tour’s stage one route and, following lunch in Kettlewell, heading back to the club along the River Wharfe. Brian Robinson, the first Briton to win a Tour stage in 1958, presented Entrepreneurial Lawyers with the trophy for fastest team and Nick Cotton from Nonnas with the prize for fastest individual time.

Lupton Fawcett Denison Till chairman Kevin Emsley said: “We were taken aback that so many companies wanted to take part.”

SportsAid supports young athletes by contributing towards training, competition and travel fees. Visit www.sportsaid.org.uk for details.

 

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