Every year, our friends at The Acorn Committee host a 100k bike ride to raise vital funds for people with dementia and their carers in Harrogate and Ripon, and for crucial research into scleroderma disease at Leeds General Infirmary. This year’s ride is this Saturday, 11th May. Lights4fun are the main sponsors of the event, helping the Acorn team and riders to raise hefty sums of money for two really great causes. Last year, £32,000 was raised between the 560 cyclists who entered, bringing the total to £176,000 raised since the bike ride’s inception in 2007. And everyone involved always has a wheely good time. Ha…
Starting at Bishop Monkton, the route takes riders out of Harrogate and through Boroughbridge, on to Easingwold and Sheriff Hutton, before looping back round to the start of the course. There’s some beautiful scenery to behold along the way, and a light lunch is available at Sheriff Hutton. Perfect.
Online entry is now closed, but you can still turn up and pay the entry fee on the day (just a few places left). If you don’t yet have plans for this weekend, get yourself to Bishop Monkton on Saturday morning and be a part of it! Whether you’re riding the race or cheering from the sidelines, it’s going to be sunny(ish) and warm (sort of) so it’s sure to be a good day for everyone, and most importantly it really is for a fantastic cause.
For more information on The Acorn Committee and the bike ride, visit Acorn’s website. And if your bike’s looking a bit dull and you want to jazz it up before the weekend, fairy lights are, as always, the answer: