Wheeling in the cash for parliament and air ambulance

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Organisers of the second Community Tour of Wetherby have declared the event a huge success.

Dean Buckle of the Bike Shack rode on the back of the popularity of the Tour de France when he started the first event last year.

NAWN 1505311AM1 Charity bike ride from Kirk Deighton. Organiser of the event Dean Buckle of the Wetherby Bike Shack with the chairman of Kirk Deighton Parish Council of Dave Scorah and riders before the start.  (1505311AM1)

NAWN 1505311AM1 Charity bike ride from Kirk Deighton. Organiser of the event Dean Buckle of the Wetherby Bike Shack with the chairman of Kirk Deighton Parish Council of Dave Scorah and riders before the start. (1505311AM1)

And in its second year about 50 cyclists defied the wind and rain and completed the routes around the town.

A spokesman said: “The Community Tour of Wetherby was a great success.

“Despite the horrible weather on Sunday May 31 about 50 bike riders completed the route.

“They raised £500 for the Old Men’s Parliament (OMP) and Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA).”

NAWN 1505311AM2 Charity bike ride from Kirk Deighton. Abigail(3), Katie(6), Chris and Anna. (1505311AM2)

NAWN 1505311AM2 Charity bike ride from Kirk Deighton. Abigail(3), Katie(6), Chris and Anna. (1505311AM2)

John Trower, Les Brown and Ian Leadley of the OMP and Jane Boylan from the YAA were at the start to provide encouragement.

“Any event needs helpers and sponsors and the Community Tour of Wetherby and Dean would like to thank all of the people involved for making the bike ride such a success.”

NAWN 1505311AM4 Charity bike ride from Kirk Deighton.Mark Elvin, Angela Elvin, Katie Elvin (9) and Max Elvin (11)(1505311AM4)

NAWN 1505311AM4 Charity bike ride from Kirk Deighton.Mark Elvin, Angela Elvin, Katie Elvin (9) and Max Elvin (11)(1505311AM4)

NAWN 1505311AM8 Charity bike ride from Kirk Deighton.(1505311AM8)

NAWN 1505311AM8 Charity bike ride from Kirk Deighton.(1505311AM8)

NAWN 1505311AM1 Charity bike ride from Kirk Deighton. Sara Walmley, Anthony Ainge, Becky Ainge, James Ainge(6), Max Walmsley(4) and Michael Ainge(5)(1505311AM1)

NAWN 1505311AM1 Charity bike ride from Kirk Deighton. Sara Walmley, Anthony Ainge, Becky Ainge, James Ainge(6), Max Walmsley(4) and Michael Ainge(5)(1505311AM1)