Leeds’s own Brownlees back bike challenge

GOLDEN EFFORT: The Brownlee brothers pictured with care home workers during the challenge.
GOLDEN EFFORT: The Brownlee brothers pictured with care home workers during the challenge.
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Leeds’ Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee joined a group of Yorkshire care home workers on a relay cycle challenge to fundraise for Children in Need.

The world champion triathlete brothers rode a 3.5-mile stage from Leeds to Heckmondwike on Monday morning.

The team of care workers began their 2,000 mile cycle in the Highlands and will finish in Jersey in mid November.

Michelle Wilson, of Brighterkind Carehomes, conceived the project and explained: “We have a wishing well scheme, for residents to experience something they have long wanted to try or visit. The cycle challenge is to help make some childrens’ wishes come true.”

The group hope to raise at least £17,500.

Members of the reformed writing club Savage, pictured at Temple Works (Temple Mill), on Marshall Street, Holbeck, Leeds. Pictured (left to right) Robert St-John Smith, Peter Etherington, Heather Lloyd, Phil Kirby, Maria Protopapadaki-Smith (correct), Ivor Tymchak and Jamie Newman.

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