LINLEY & SIMPSON TEAM PROVE THE 'WHEEL DEAL' WITH TOUR DE YORKSHIRE CHALLENGE

charity bike ride 2012

FORGET the Tour de France - a Tour de Yorkshire is the challenge that a group of residential letting agency staff have been saddled with as they get on their bikes to help the homeless.

Paul Bridgeman, manager of the Ilkley office of Linley & Simpson, and colleague Daniel Bond are turning to pedal power alongside Wakefield manager Ross Harding as the three attempt to tour all nine of the company's Yorkshire branches in just two days.

Charity Bike ride 2012

Their 100-mile route will take in Wakefield, Leeds city centre, Roundhay, Wetherby, York, Ripon, Harrogate and Horsforth before a grand finish at the office at Brook Street, Ilkley.

And the trio will be joined on the challenge by colleagues from across the Linley & Simpson network, who will offer their support by cycling individual legs to or from their branch.

The ride will take place on June 23 and 24 - just a week before the actual Tour de France gets under way.

All the money raised by the team will be channelled towards the Estate Agency Foundation, which supports a range of charities that help the homeless.

The EAF is Linley & Simpson's adopted charity of the year and the company has pledged to match Pound for Pound all the money that is raised.

Paul said: "We'd been planning the challenge for some time but the company's recent expansion into Ripon suddenly added an extra 30 miles for our tired legs to cover!

"The Foundation does a lot of great work bother here in Yorkshire and nationwide to help the homeless - a good cause that is close to the hearts of everyone working at Linley & Simpson."

People can donate via

  • http://www.justgiving.com/LANDSBikeRide
  • by texting QPJO97 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070
  • via collection pots & sponsorship forms at every Linley & Simpson branch
  • by calling the Ilkley office 01943 816888

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