Sir Jimmy Saville Cycle Challenge Announced
by Henry Peacock
Saturday 14th July will see this Cycle Challenge being held in the memory of Sir Jimmy Saville, the 65 mile route is selected to take in the best of the scenery around Scarborough which was Sir Jimmy’s adopted home.
This event coincides with the Scarborough Festival of Cycling with the start and finish being on Oliver’s Mount overlooking Scarborough. The sportive route runs from the coast and moves inland towards the rolling roads of Dalby Forest, across the Vale of Pickering before climbing up the Yorkshire Wolds. A steep descent back off the Wolds and entry back into Scarborough using the National Cycle Network riders will finish at the summit of Oliver’s Mount to top off their day in the saddle.
Ex-Professional Saville in his Viking kit
Sir Jimmy raced in the first ever Tour of Britain way back in 1951; he was an avid cyclist and fan. He did many physical challenges to raise money for the causes that he cared about, it is estimated he raised around £40 million for charity.
Sir Jimmy died in October 2011; his family fully supports this cycle challenge with all profits from the event to go to Charities and Good Causes favoured by Sir Jimmy.
The usual support will be provided for all participants. This event is being organised by Martin Bolt, CTC Officer and Dave Rayner Fund committee member.
There entries online and on the day available. To enter this event and for more information Click Here>>>
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