Only 18 spaces remain for the annual 144 mile Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge, set to take place on July 12-13.
There are 157 riders who have already secured their places for the fourth running of this popular and well-organised event, which will for the very first time tackle the route in the opposite direction - anti-clockwise.
The fantastic circular route was originally designed and signposted to be cycled in both directions but for the first three years the two day challenge event stuck to the clockwise version of the circuit. Following many requests from cyclists who had entered the event previously, the decision was taken to reverse the route.
The event covers 73 miles each day and is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities, travelling at their own pace around the stunningly beautiful byways of the Yorkshire Wolds. Full medical and mechanical support is provided and there are even a number of guardian angels cycling amongst the pack.
As it’s a circular route, the start and finish is at Norton College, near Malton, with the halfway overnight camp at Hutton Cranswick sports fields, where riders will enjoy a barbecue complete with licensed bar and live music, followed by a well-earned rest.
Entry is just £30 per rider, plus a commitment to raise a further £50 in sponsorship (or just pay it yourself).
The event is organised by Malton based charity Ryedale Special Families and helps raise funds for their ongoing work in providing care and support for over 400 families in the area, who have children with disabilities and/or special needs. Last year saw 150 entries raise an incredible £18,000.
Full details can be found at www.yorkshirewoldscyclechallenge.org.uk