Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club ride raises thousands

CYCLE FUN: The YLCC sportive attracted over 600 riders.
CYCLE FUN: The YLCC sportive attracted over 600 riders.
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An all-female cycling club held its annual sportive with over 600 participants ensuring the event’s biggest turnout yet.

The Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club, based out of Wetherby, first staged the event last year and club founders Kate Horsfall and Judith Worrall were keen to build on the success of the maiden event.

The sportive followed the same format as 2016, starting from Carlton Lodge Activity centre and offered three rides to suit different abilities.

Last year’s event succeeded in donating over £14,500 for women’s cancer charities and the 2017 sportive already looks set to beat that record.

Over £16,000 of funds have been raised so far for Women v Cancer (comprising Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Action) and for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Carlton Lodge Activity Centre Bursary Fund which hosts the event.

Kate said: “The sportive seems to have become a firm favourite in the cycling calendar.

“We had an incredible number of cycling enthusiasts from all over the country taking part as well as more than a hundred volunteers.

“We’re also delighted that we have already surpassed last year’s fundraising total with more sponsorship still to come in.”

The sportive was once again sponsored and supported by All Terrain Cycles of Wetherby and Carlton Lodge Activity Centre in Thirsk.

Anyone interested in joining the club should visit: yorkshirelasscc.co.uk