Cyclists gear up for Marie Curie fundraising event in Yorkshire

The scenic Yorkshire countryside is set to host the eighth annual ‘100 miles in one day ride’, a fundraising event in support of Marie Curie, starting from Ilkley Rugby Club. The Wharfedale Ton is due to take place on 28 June.

Philip Paget, a partner at Gordons LLP and the event’s organiser, reflects on its success: “Ever since the Tour de Yorkshire in 2014, cycling has grown immensely as an amateur sport. With our region’s breathtaking scenery, many are drawn to cycling in the warmer months. We aimed to harness this enthusiasm among local professionals and business owners, uniting them to celebrate their passion for cycling while supporting a noble cause.”

Paget expressed gratitude for the overwhelming response: “It’s fantastic to witness so many cyclists from Yorkshire rallying behind such a worthwhile cause. The support from local businesses has been instrumental in making the Wharfedale Ton a success.”

He extended appreciation to participants and donors alike: “I am immensely proud of all those who join us, not only for their dedication during the ride but also for their generous contributions. The services provided by the Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospice in Bradford are invaluable, and we are delighted to offer our support.”

Sponsored by Gordons LLP, Handelsbanken, RSM, Calder Conferences Ltd, Lishman’s the Butcher, Craven Jewellers, Reed Boardall, Becketts, Sagars, BDB, and Walker Crips, the event embodies the spirit of community and philanthropy as cyclists come together for a common cause.


Image: Provided by Gordons LLP.
Emma Cockings
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