Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

59 %
£2,964.33
raised of £5,000 target
by 93 supporters
Donate
Maureen Wharton avatar
Maureen Wharton

The Yorkshire Boundary Bike Ride

We are cycling around the boundary of Yorkshire. for Brain Tumour Research & Support across Yorkshire because Annette Wright died when she was just 11 years old

59 %
£2,964.33
raised of £5,000 target
by 93 supporters
Donate

Brain Tumour Research & Support across Yorkshire

We fund research & support patients to help people affected by brain tumours

Charity Registration No. 1095931

Story

John Wright is the president of the Rotary Club of Skipton. He is raising funds for BTRS in memory of his daughter Annette who died from a brain tumour when she was 11 years old. Two fellow rotarians ( Kevin Wharton and David Goldie along with two of their friends ( Rich Newall and Ray Cryer) want to help so they set themselves a challenge. 

The Yorkshire Boundary Bikeride

Have you ever wondered how long the boundary of the County of Yorkshire is…… 

Well, in July, four auld fellas will set off to cycle around it! Cycling on the minor roads around the edge of the county, they will ride around 425 miles. There’s quite a bit of climbing too, with the first day alone taking the team up more than 9000 feet. Ouch!

The four auld fellas are David Goldie (73), Ray Cryer (71) Kevin Wharton (65) and Rich Newall (by far the youngest at 55) and they will set off from Skipton on 14th July, calling at Hebden Bridge, Holmfirth, around the bottom of Sheffield, across the Humber Bridge then up to Scarborough. They will then head to Robin Hood’s Bay, Redcar and Guisborough before turning east to Barnard Castle and Dent and finishing back in Skipton via the Forest of Bowland, (hopefully in one piece) on Friday 19th July.  With a combined age in excess of 260 years, they will not be quick, it’ll not be pretty, but they hope to make it in six days.

Now the serious bit…

The ride is raising funds for the Leeds based Brain Tumour Research & Support across Yorkshire (BTRS) and is in memory of Annette. The funds raised will be used to support the research being carried out by the charity to find a cure for brain tumours, to improve clinical outcomes and to give support to sufferers and their families when it is most needed.  

We would love it if you felt like supporting us! Donating through Justgiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate they’ll send the money straight to BTRS without further ado. It’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting the charity’s costs. Plus – they get Gift Aid! 

Thank you for taking the time to visit ourJustGiving page.

Photos

12
  • Kevin and David crossing the Forth Road Bridge in 2012, almost at the end of LeJog
  • David and Kevin’s first cycling fundraiser. LeJog 2012 +10

Supporters

93