Tour de Wolds back for its eighth year

Tour de Wolds back for its eighth year

Over the last few years Yorkshire has really made a name for itself in the world of cycling. Having first hosted the Tour de France Grand Depart back in 2014, followed by consecutive Tour de Yorkshires and being chosen to host the UCI Road World Championships in 2019, our beautiful county is quite the cycling destination.

This weekend (14th and 15th July) sees another cycling event that, as sponsors for the past six years, is very close to our hearts here at Bannisters Farm. The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge, now in its eighth year, is a 2-day, 144-mile ride across the stunning Yorkshire Wolds countryside that we call home, all in aid of Ryedale Special Families, the charity that does brilliant work in the local community, supporting the families of children and young people with disabilities, illness and additional needs.

Over the years the event has raised well over £100,000, growing in popularity each year, with over 270 riders taking part this year. When the challenge began in 2011 just 63 people took part raising £7,000 for the charity. This year they’ll be hoping to beat the record £28,800 raised from the 2017 event.

For those who haven’t yet signed up, the challenge is fully subscribed this year but the organisers are taking pre-bookings for 2019 – giving entrants plenty of time to prepare for the one or two hills en route!

We’re really proud to sponsor this event for such a worthwhile local cause and would like to wish everyone taking part in this year’s ride good luck!