Pulled Apart by Horses star set for 1,000mile charity bike ride ahead of Live at Leeds opener

Guitarist James Brown (centre) performs with Pulled Apart By Horses at SXSW 2011 in Texas. Picture by Chocolate Fireguard.
Guitarist James Brown (centre) performs with Pulled Apart By Horses at SXSW 2011 in Texas. Picture by Chocolate Fireguard.
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The guitarist from Leeds rock band Pulled Apart by Horses is set to take on a 1,000mile charity bike ride.

James Brown and the band’s sound engineer Giles Stocks will ride from Harrogate to Montpellier, in France, in aid of Starlight Children’s Foundation which supports thousands of children with serious illnesses and their families.

Giles Stocks and James Brown.

Giles Stocks and James Brown.

The fundraiser will roll into action on April 1 – a month before the pair burst into action at the launch of the Live at Leeds music festival on Friday May 1.

Pulled Apart by Horses will play a show with support from Dinosaur Pile Up and Allusondrugs at the University of Leeds’ Student Union, while Darlia, Sundara Karma and The Hearts take over Brudenell Social Club on the same night.

James said: “We’re both very keen cyclists and have been riding together for over a year now and decided that it would be wonderful idea to combine our love of cycling with a worthy cause and push ourselves to the absolute limits with a gruelling long distance cycling ride to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity.”

The pair, who have preparing through an intense training schedule, have raised around £470 of their £1,500 target so far. Visit www.justgiving.com/gilesbikeadventure to donate.

The band is among the star names to perform at this year’s Live at Leeds festival alongside Carl Barat & the Jackals, Dry the River, Dutch Uncles and Swim Deep. For more on the May 1 ticketed launch gigs or Saturday May 2 wristbanded Live at Leeds festival, see www.liveatleeds.com.

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