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Wetherby cyclists set to follow Le Tour

Malcolm Wright, Martin  House volunteer,  Marty Bear,  Alec Shelbrooke MP road testing one of four bikes available tobe won in the CTDW raffle,  Dean Buckle,  owner of The Bike Shack, Wetherby and Sarah Tarpey, community fundraiser for Martin House. Picture: Janet Harrison

Malcolm Wright, Martin House volunteer, Marty Bear, Alec Shelbrooke MP road testing one of four bikes available tobe won in the CTDW raffle, Dean Buckle, owner of The Bike Shack, Wetherby and Sarah Tarpey, community fundraiser for Martin House. Picture: Janet Harrison

Cyclists are set to saddle up for the first Community Tour de Wetherby on Sunday.

Just days before the Yorkshire Grand Depart arrives in the area, families will take to a 4.7-mile route around the area to raise funds for Clifford-based Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Organiser Dean Buckle of Wetherby cycle store the Bike Shack said: “We are hoping that, because of the distance, this will appeal to families as we need to raise as much money as possible for this great local charity.”

The event starts and finishes at Kirk Deighton Rangers Seniors FC Ground at Grange Park in Wetherby.

And riders will be set on their way by Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke at 11am.

Sarah Tarpey from Martin House said: “I am delighted that Dean Buckle of The Bike Shack is organising Wetherby’s very own version of Yorkshire’s Le Grand Depart, the Community Tour de Wetherby.

“However, this isn’t a gruelling event for elite cyclists, it’s for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

“It is less than a five-mile route along scenic cycle paths and country lanes, so the whole family can take part and enjoy getting into the spirit of the Tour de France.”

Martin House Children’s Hospice, which has been opened for 26 years, cares for children and teenagers with life-limiting illnesses.

It needs nearly £6m a year to provide support services for youngsters and their families.

As well as stalls and entertainment there is a chance to win one of four £600 bikes.

For entry - £5 single and £15 family - and draw tickets contact Dean at 01937 588944.

 

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