A Yorkshire brewery has lent its support to the first charity cycle ride to take place around the new 146 mile Yorkshire Wolds route.
Wold Top Brewery, along with sponsors Vion and supporters including Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, Dawes cycles and Ryedale District Council, helped Ryedale Special Families to raise over £8,000 from the two day Vion Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge.
Organised by Scoot Cycling Holidays, the challenge was completed by 65 riders who braved one of the wettest weekends this year to complete the challenging route that takes in the ever changing scenery of the Wolds, from the dramatic cliffs at Bempton to the rolling hills of Sledmere and the medieval town of Beverley.
Founded in the early 1990's by a group of parents of disabled children, Ryedale Special Families is an independent charity based in Malton that currently provides care and support to 370 families of children and young people with disabilities or special needs throughout the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. The charity's fundraising co-ordinator Rob Davies was delighted with the event and said; "Although most of the riding was completed in driving rain, the appalling weather didn't dampen the cyclists' spirits and the sun did manage to get out in time for the barbecue at the campsite! A heartfelt thanks to everyone who took part and to Hutton Cranswick sports club who looked after us so well at the half way point. The feedback has been amazing and we're confident that this will become an annual event and an important part of our vital fund raising calendar." Donations to the charity are always welcome and can be sent by cheque made payable to Ryedale Special Families, to Rob Davies, Ryedale Special Families, 121 Town Street, Old Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7HD.
Commenting on the event, Wold Top Brewery's Gill Mellor said; "We were delighted to help this great charity and from what we gathered, the Wold Top beer that we provided for the campsite bar was very well received!"
Wold Top Brewery also supplied prizes for the person and the group that raised the most amount of money and these went to Libby Pearson (£1380) and Inntravel (£1663) respectively.
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