The number 16 is sweet for staff at a Rillington business who are once again taking part in the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge.
Ellis Patents is entering 16 riders in the fourth annual challenge for Ryedale Special Families which involves cycling 144 miles over two days on July 13 and 14.
Danny Macfarlane, operations director of Ellis Patents, said: “Eleven of us took part in the ride last year and we are up to 16 this year. With over one third of our workforce now cycling on a regular basis, we have had to purchase a larger bike shed!”
Starting and finishing at Norton College, the event follows the picturesque bi-ways and country lanes of the British Cycle Network way-marked Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route. The trip also includes an overnight camp at Hutton Cranswick Sports Ground where there will be a barbecue, live music and real ale from the Wold Top brewery.
Rob Davies, funding co-ordinator of Ryedale Special Families, added: “Already in our fourth year we’re delighted that Ellis Patents have returned for another crack at the event and we’re hoping that more businesses will get involved and see the potential of ‘team building’ within their organisations. We increased our target slightly to 175 for this year and we’re already up to 130 riders on board, which is amazing.”
Entry costs £30 – with under 16s free – and includes full medical and mechanical back-up support. Visit www.yorkshirewoldscyclechallenge.org.uk