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Archive for Month: April 2017

Tour De Yorkshire 2017

The Tour De Yorkshire will be speeding through Yorkshire from 28-30 April and MCF is all geared up to celebrate the occasion.

We are delighted to have a team of 15 cyclists taking part in the official Maserati Yorkshire Sportive on Sunday 30 April, starting and finishing at Fox Valley, Sheffield.

Our Team MCF cyclists will be completing challenging, hilly routes of either 50, 75 or 100km to raise funds for the Margaret Carey Foundation. If you would like to support any of them, here are a few of the cyclists with links to their sponsorship pages

They have all trained hard for the event and any additional sponsorship raised will give them the boost they need to get them over the finish line.

Sponsor Team Lindholme

5 cyclists from HMP Lindholme led by workshop instructor Dave Clarke, completing the 100km route

Sponsor MCF Bikery Mechanic John Hyde completing the 100km route

 

 

 

 

Sponsor MCF Trustee, Meic Bruton, completing the 100km route

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor MCF Bikery, Volunteer Mechanic Elliot Jay, completing the 50km route.

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor MCF supporters Tony Farrer, Nick Lisle and Katie Jennings.

 

We wish all our cyclists the best of luck in the sportive (including the ones not mentioned above who don’t have online sponsorship pages) and hope it is an exhilerating and rewarding experience for you all.

Tour De Yorkshire Vintage Bike Display

Day 3 of the Tour De Yorkshire sets of from the centre of Bradford in City Park. MCF have provided refurbished bikes for a vintage display in the former Forsters Bistro, a fantastic venue within City Park. This display will form part of an exhibition celebrating the history of cycling which takes place during the Tour De Yorkshire. MCF bikes will also be on display in the Bradford Capital of Cycling hub in Hall Ings, Bradford. Students from the nearby Forsters college will be researching the history of the vintage bikes and making a display with help from local artist Tim Curtis.

School organises successful bike collection

Many thanks to the Year 9 students at Titus Salt School, Higher Coach Road, Baildon for organising a fantastic bike collection for the Margaret Carey Foundation.

The group of year 9 students organised the collection of unwanted bikes on behalf of MCF as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. The collection was held at school on Saturday 1 April and was a huge succes  – in total they received donations of 60 bikes, various bits of bikes and a wheelchair. All of thebikes and wheelchairs have already been sent on to one of our workshops to be refurbished.

There was also a fantastic write up in the local paper, The telegraph and Argus.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15198169.People_getting_on_their_bike_to_help_charity/?ref=fbshr

Thanks to the group of students, the supervising teacher, Mr Trusselle and everyone that supported the collection.

 

If you would be interested in organising a bike collection on behalf of MCF then why not get in touch to find out how we can support you. Email: helen@margaretcareyfoundation.org.uk