Pub pedallers raise £5000 with their ‘Tour de Dales’

T&R Theakston Ltd Executive Director Simon Theakston (third from right) with (from left) Diane Armstrong from Alzheimer's Society, Diane Walker from Great North Air Ambulance, Kris Stephenson, James Lawrie from Macmillan Cancer Support, Chris Wade and Sally Mendonca from Help for Heroes

T&R Theakston Ltd Executive Director Simon Theakston (third from right) with (from left) Diane Armstrong from Alzheimer's Society, Diane Walker from Great North Air Ambulance, Kris Stephenson, James Lawrie from Macmillan Cancer Support, Chris Wade and Sally Mendonca from Help for Heroes

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A “pint-sized” Tour de France charity bike ride with more than 100 participants has raised £5,000 charity.

The Lower Dales Circle Charity Bike Ride set off on a 22 mile route from The George at Wath.

The ride was arranged by Chris Wade from the Milbank Arms at Well and Kris Stephenson of the Freemasons Arms at Nosterfield, - and sponsored by T&R Theakston Ltd. It raised money for the Great North Air Ambulance, Ovarian Cancer Action, British Heart Foundation, Help For Heroes, Tommy’s Kids with Leukemia, Macmillan Nurses, Cancer Research and Alzheimer’s.

Chris said: “I’d like to thank everyone who took part, and in particular Theakston’s for not only sponsoring the ride, but also for hosting this presentation evening.

“This was our sixth ride, and plans are well under way for the seventh, which will hopefully take place in September.”

T&R Theakston Ltd Executive Director Simon Theakston, who was part of “Team Theakston”, said: “This really was a superb charity bike ride and I am delighted to have been involved with it as both a participant and a sponsor.”