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Yorkshire Grand Départ

Lupton Fawcett proudly supported Welcome to Yorkshire, the organisation responsible for securing the Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2014.


Russell Davidson, a Director at Lupton Fawcett, commented: “It was a massive coup for Welcome to Yorkshire to have brought the Grand Départ to our region; it was a true global sporting spectacular and served to showcase the stunning countryside, and charm of our great county, and all we have to offer.”

Gary Verity, Chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, commented: “We were very pleased to have Lupton Fawcett on board as a corporate partner, their  support will enable us to maximise the opportunities around Le Tour for Yorkshire and Yorkshire businesses on a national and international stage.”

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As part of our support of The Yorkshire Grand Depart, we organised a cycling event which proved so popular an extra ten teams of four wanted to enter the 67 mile ‘Yorkshire Classic’ to help raise money for SportsAid.  We originally aimed to attract 30 teams but such has been the demand that there are now 40 teams taking part in the pursuit style event which took place on 1st May 2014.

Through its support for SportsAid, the teams will be helping the next generation of athletes in Yorkshire to achieve their ambitions. 

Speaking about the event Kevin Emsley, Chairman of Lupton Fawcett, said,

“The world’s greatest cycle race started in Yorkshire on 5th July and, as official supporters of the event we wanted to get involved and mark the occasion by putting on our own cycling challenge for companies to help raise money for SportsAid.

“We have been overwhelmed by the response, which either proves we are a competitive lot in Yorkshire or we can’t get enough of the fantastic scenery on our doorstep, which is going to be seen by three billion people across the world.

“Or perhaps the real reason is because we all want to raise money for SportsAid, so we can support the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial recognition during the critical early years of their careers.”

We received so much positive feedback, that we have decided to make The Lupton Fawcett Yorkshire Classic Cycle Challenge an annual event and again support SportsAid.

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