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Corporate cyclists raise money for SportsAid


128 cyclists took part in the Lupton Fawcett Yorkshire Classic Cycle Challenge, on the 18th June, organised by the firm to support SportsAid.

The firm wants to build on the tremendous success when it supported Welcome to Yorkshire and the Grand Depart last year, by hosting a legacy Yorkshire Classic Cycle Challenge.  The firm invited teams from the business world to take part in raising funds for national charity, SportsAid.

The Yorkshire Classic started, once again, from Ilkley Rugby Club, and headed into the Dales where the cyclists completed a gruelling 58 miles, stopped for lunch at Town End Farm before heading back to the Rugby Club along the river Wharfe.

The time for each team was recorded via chip timing system with the time of the last team member crossing the line being registered.

The fastest team was DBA Chartered Accountants, which included Giles Pidcock, Darren Harker, Matthew Walkley and Graeme Colin who were presented with the Nathan Gopichandran Memorial Trophy in remembrance of our friend and colleague who sadly passed away following a mountaineering accident.

Richard Marshall, Managing Director of Lupton Fawcett, was delighted with the support the firm has received for the event from the corporate world.  He comments: “We are thrilled with the level of interest, given that we hosted and organised last year’s event also.  It was a great turnout to help raise money and awareness for SportsAid, which funds supports stars, helping them achieve their ambitions to be the best in the world.  We are particularly pleased that Millie Cass, from Whirlow, who has set her sights on competing as a Paralympic cyclist, was able to join us and we wish her all the best of luck for the future and will be watching her career with interest.”

“Huge congratulations go to fastest team DBA Chartered Accountants and to all of the cyclists, who obviously worked very hard on their fitness.”

Speaking on behalf of SportsAid, Jo Addie, regional fundraising and development manager, said,

“Once again, we are delighted that the Yorkshire Challenge cycling event has been such a success and we are very grateful to Lupton Fawcett for helping us raise funds and for also highlighting what SportsAid is and what we stand for. It was great to see so many teams turning out to support up and coming athletes in the region. Events such as this help us to support even more young athletes, helping them with costs such as training, competition fees and travel”.

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