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4 Oct

Andrew Gale Benefit Bike Ride

On 29th September, members of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Club cycled their way to victory, as part of Andrew Gale’s Benefit Year charity bike ride!

Starting at Ilkley Rugby Club, they began their journey at 9am, traveling a staggering 60-mile circular route, including the signature climb of the Greenhow hill, west of Pateley Bridge. The hill is known for it’s steepness and is a massive 2.5 miles long!

Battling against harsh weather conditions, a range of different teams took part in the Bike Ride including a team of Yorkshire staff, which consisted of: Foundation Manager, Will Saville, Foundation Projects Officer, Beth Cook, Hospitality and Events Executive, Sophie Haywood and Commercial Partnerships Manager, Joanna Taylor.

“It was an extremely testing experience, both mentally and physically. By far the most physically challenging event I have ever taken part in and a massive achievement to all who took part! The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation rely on the donations from events such as this and it’s fantastic that we can raise essential funds whilst also achieving such a lot personally. Well done to everyone involved!” -Will Saville, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation

The Bike ride was just one of many events that form part of Andrew Gales Benefit Year, which raises essential funds for three fantastic causes which are The Yorkshire Children’s Trust, The PCA Benevolent Fund, and ourselves, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation would like to thank Andrew Gale and everyone who took part in the bike ride and contributed to fundraising.

“After a short stop for lunch, we tackled the famous Greenhow hill, which was really tough. The weather was definitely against us, with harsh winds, hail stones and rain, but it was such a rewarding experience!”- Beth Cook, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation

Have a look at ‘Our Work’ section of our website to find out about are current projects and please head to our ‘Get Involved’ section to find out how you can make a difference.


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