Video: Leeds cyclists hit the road for kids’ charity

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A LEEDS cycling team has hit the road in a bid to set a brand new record.

The team aims to cycle 250 miles to Dortmund, Germany, in just 20 hours to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s charity appeal – Leeds Offers Fun For The Young (LOFFTY) – and the Soldier’s Charity.

Lord Mayor of Leeds, councillor Thomas Murray, and Lady Mayoress Edna Murray waved off three riders of the Ultra6 team – Andy North, Ben Wood and Iain Harris – as they set off from Millennium Square yesterday.

Other cyclists will join them on the route back from Hull to Leeds as part of the Lord Mayor’s Charity Cycle Ride, and places are still available.

To welcome the cyclists home, a family fun day will be held at Temple Newsam Park from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday, May 4.

To take part in the Hull to Leeds bike ride, call Pennine Events on 01772 447 979.




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