The pedal power and fantastic fundraising of Caravan Guard’s cycling team has earned them the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride Team Award for raising the highest amount of sponsorship.
Twenty cyclists saddled up for the challenging 70 mile bike ride from Wetherby to Filey in June this year and were delighted to beat their £10K fundraising target, raising a massive £10,650 for a host of Yorkshire charities.
The Team Award was announced at the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride 2018 wrap party and presentations, which revealed the proceeds from this year’s event were £73,328, and the running total of monies raised for charity is a massive £2,889,463.
Event Organiser, John Taylorson MBE, congratulated Caravan Guard on their team performance.
“The Caravan Guard team always puts an incredible amount of effort into raising as much money as possible for our chosen charities,” he said. “We can’t thank them enough for their continued support of the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride.”
Awards were also presented to individual riders and the proceeds of the ride were given to 10 charities. These included Heart Research UK, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Epilepsy Research UK, Ryedale MENCAP, Candlelighters Trust, PhysCap, Wetherby Lions, Hollybank Trust, St John Ambulance and Jennyruth Workshops.
Our chairman Peter Wilby thanked his team for their fantastic fundraising efforts and once again beating the huge £10K target set.
“Thanks also to everyone who sponsored our cyclists and helped us not only win this award but also raise more than £10,000 for many worthwhile charities,” said Peter.
The company’s charity booster doubled many donations from individuals, holiday parks, caravan dealerships and suppliers, which meant we gifted an incredible £4,922 of our total.
Next year’s bike ride will take place on June 15th, 2019, with entries opening in January. It’s a great team building event for companies to take part in as well as helping to raise vital funds for a range of charities.