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Cycle ride set to boost charity funds

Tyres pumped, gears indexed, chains oiled and brakes tested.

Weeks of preparation are boiling down to one day – and one opportunity for the AGSportive16 riders to don their helmets and show everyone what they are made of. The challenge is to complete a 48 mile section of the Trans Pennine Trail, riding from Doncaster to York on Saturday 17 September 2016.

Final plans are underway for the event and the organisers have been hard at work to ensure that each of the riders taking part has all the information they need. There will be three planned food stops along the way, stocked with all the necessary sustenance to fuel a long ride, which of course includes cake!

The first stop is the Threeways Café in Braithwaite. By this stage riders will have clocked up 13 miles and will welcome the break that this stop will provide. Nigel, the owner, has kindly agreed to let us use his facilities, even though he has a family commitment that will prevent him from opening the café, which is greatly appreciated.

The second stop takes us to The Sloop Inn in Selby where the manageress has kindly agreed to provide the riders with sandwiches to help them fuel the second part of the ride. A little bird has also told me that there might be a few chips in the offing – these will be needed as this stop is just past the half way point of the route.

The final scheduled stop is Naburn Station in York. Naburn Station has an honesty café which is situated next to the Trans Pennine Trail just south of York. This will be a welcome stop for tired legs before the riders make the final push for the Finishing Post Pub where everyone, riders and supporters alike, will have a well-earned rest.

Through all this excitement we must not forget the reason for our challenge. The AGSportive16 is a charity event that originally set out to raise £1,000 for Aurora Wellbeing. With so many generous donations from family, friends, colleagues and business partners our total is currently £2,000. This money will be used to help support local people and their families living with cancer.

If you are in the area please come and give us a wave. We will be meeting in the car park behind Atherton Godfrey's offices at 7am on Saturday morning and hope to have the last group of riders departed by 8am. We would love to see people along the way and if anyone needs more details please get in touch and we will be able to provide some more information regarding estimated arrival times at the rest stops and, of course, in the pub for anyone meeting us in York.

Keep your eyes peeled for regular updates on our progress throughout the day on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of those who have supported and donated so far.
Good luck everyone, happy pedaling!





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