5 September 2014
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 &am
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
- 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