Tour de France: Froome’s helmet up for grabs

Club ambassador Chris Mason, of The Academy, and Anne Wells, of the Carers' Resource, gear up for the raffle of Tour de France favourite Chris Froome's signed helmet to help North Yorkshire's young carers.
Club ambassador Chris Mason, of The Academy, and Anne Wells, of the Carers' Resource, gear up for the raffle of Tour de France favourite Chris Froome's signed helmet to help North Yorkshire's young carers.
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A helmet signed by Tour de France winner Chris Froome is poised to be the “wheel deal” in a fund-raiser to support the growing number of children in North Yorkshire who look after a loved one.

The sought-after prize - autographed by the Team Sky rider - will be raising money for Harrogate and Ripon charity, the Carers’ Resource.

Cycling fans have the chance to win his eye-catching KASK helmet, which comes with a letter of authenticity, for just £1 as it is raffled off at a variety of locations.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Monday July 28, giving people plenty of time to secure a prized piece of cycling memorabilia.

Froome, who sadly crashed out of the Tour de France yesterday during stage five.

“The Tour de France was the biggest sporting weekend that Yorkshire has ever witnessed,” said Anne Wells, the charity’s events and fund-raising coordinator.

“At the end of the race, one lucky person is going to be in possession of a helmet signed by one of the great legends in British cycling - and the perfect souvenir of a memorable occasion.

“All the money we raise will help us to support this ever-expanding army of young carers.”

Raffle tickets are available from the Academy health club; Harrogate cycle stores the Big Red Bike Co, East Parade; Prologue, Cold Bath Road; and Specialized Concept Store at West Park; plus the Carers’ Resource offices at North Park Road, Harrogate, and Community House, Allhallowgate, Ripon.