Carat Cycle Challenge


Carat Cycle Challenge raises funds for Kirkwood Hospice

There have been some very weary legs shuffling around the office this week, after 8 very brave volunteers agreed to challenge themselves and take on the highly demanding 170 mile cycle ride from Morecombe to Bridlington following the 'Way of the Roses' route.

After a rest in Morecombe before they took to their bikes, the challenge began nice and early on Thursday 14th May passing through some of the most beautiful landscapes including the Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Wolds, before arriving a gruelling 12 hours later (longer for some) in the historic city of York.

The team finally reached Bridlington at 2.30pm the following day, and there waiting for them were the best tasting fish, chips and mushy peas they had ever experienced!

The team were seriously pushed to their limits during this extremely demanding challenge, yet they all had a highly rewarding experience. It was all worth it as the team had helped to raise funds to help support doctors, nurses and volunteers at Kirkwood Hospice, Kirklees. Emma Barker, a friend and colleague of ours died at Kirkwood Hospice just over a year ago at Kirkwood. Jeff, her husband also joined us on the ride.

Kirkwood Hospice dedicates the time and expertise to care for adults with advanced illnesses, free of charge. Care is also provided for their family members and friends, supporting them through a very difficult time in their lives. Although the government part supports the hospice, they could not continue to provide the specialist care they do without extra funding.

We would like to say a massive ‘Well Done’ to our Carat Cycle Challenge team who managed to raise an amazing £3,301.84!

Finally, and most importantly, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the team and made a donation.

If you didn’t get the chance to support them and would still like to donate, you can visit their Just Giving page at:

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