Challenge completed – 75-mile bike ride from Silverdale to Leeds raises £4,500

An amazing team of cyclists set off from Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, Silverdale, early on Saturday 19 May 2012 to cycle 75 miles to Leeds in aid of the Leeds Children’s Charity.   The route took them over hills and dales, through wind and rain, until they finally sped along the Leeds-Liverpool canal towpath to their final destination where a champagne reception awaited this amazing group of individuals.

Ready to go ..

Colleagues from Aviva and Hendersons together with family and friends made up the cycling team together with the extremely important support network that kept the cyclists safe, fed, and motivated to complete the challenge. Hours of practice put in by the team members paid off handsomely and resulted in the wonderful sponsorship sum of £4,500 in aid of the work of the charity.  The Leeds Children’s Charity provides free residential short breaks/respite for disadvantaged children aged 7 to 11 years.  Over 400 children each year travel from Leeds to Silverdale by train to enjoy time and space for fun, play, friends, and the opportunity to be a child.  The trustees are enormously grateful to everyone who took part in this gruelling challenge that will help two groups of 14 underprivileged children to have a much-needed break by the sea away from dysfunctional families and/or responsibilities beyond their years.