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Lawyers saddle up for 48 mile charity bike ride

Some of our lawyers are gearing up to take to the road in a bid to raise £1,000 for Aurora, a local cancer charity.

With a 7am start, the 13 lawyers along with 21 friends and relatives, will cycle from Atherton Godfrey’s offices on Hall Gate, on Saturday 17 September, riding 48 miles along the Trans Pennine Trail, finishing at Rowntree Park in York. Some of the group have been out practising the route, which takes in some of the area's most beautiful scenery.
The idea formed when Sarah Houston, Bob Allen, Rosamund Twambley and Anne Robertson decided that a bike ride after work would be a good idea. They asked the rest of firm if anyone else would like to join them and were surprised by the level of interest. The idea then snowballed into a fundraiser that friends and family also wanted to support, resulting in the group swelling to 34 people.  

Sarah Houston commented: “Aurora has been our chosen charity for the past three years and we are always very keen to find new ways to raise funds for them.

Our staff members are no strangers to sporting fundraisers, they have already run half marathons and raced dragon boats to raise money for the charity, but I think this challenge takes things to a different level.”

Chris Hickson, from the local company Bicycle Buddy, will cycle the full route with the group and be on hand to help with punctures and make sure that everyone gets to York in one piece.

Doncaster Rovers FC Cycling Foundation has kindly donated the use of a 20 bike trailer to help get the bikes safely back to Doncaster.

You can follow the team on Facebook or Twitter if you’d like to see how they get on with training or completing the course – #AGSportIVE16

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