Manorlands’ cycle events group has announced its programme of sportives and mountain bike challenges for 2020 as it celebrates a record-breaking 2019, raising over £31,000 for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.
The 2019 cycle events were once again supported by All Terrain Cycles which offered a prize for the winner of a free draw for all participants who raised more than £50 in sponsorship for one of the Sue Ryder events. The Yorkshire cycling retailer recently presented 11 year-old Archie Gill with a £100 voucher to spend in its superstores in Saltaire and Wetherby.
All Terrain Cycles will again be sponsoring the 2020 events comprising the Three Dales MTB on 5th July, the Bronte Sportive on 19thJuly and the Bronte MTB Challenge on 20th September. All the rides offer a choice of routes catering for all abilities.
For 2020, Manorlands cycle events group will continue its partnership with the Queensbury Queens of the Mountain on the Bronte Sportive as well as again being the chosen charity of Le Petit Depart and the Skipton Triathlon.
Andrew Wood , community fundraising manager for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, said: “Every year, our cycle events go from strength to strength with around 350 cyclists taking part in the Bronte Sportive alone last year. It’s fantastic that, thanks for the loyalty of the cycling fraternity and generous sponsors like All Terrain, we were able to raise a staggering £31,000 in 2019 to fund Sue Ryder’s care for people living with life limiting conditions and their families in West Yorkshire. With continued support, we hope that 2020 will be better than ever.”
Tony Booth, managing director of All Terrain Cycles, added: “These events have become extremely popular – not only do they take place in some of Yorkshire’s most beautiful and challenging cycling terrain, but they also raise funds for a fantastic local hospice. We are proud to once again lend our support.”