Date posted: 31st May 2018
The annual Stokesley Charity Bike Ride returned for its 21st year on Sunday 13th May, with 206 riders taking part to raise money for local charity, Save Our Strays Marske.
People take part in this amazing event each year to raise money for local charities, and this time in particular there was a particular emphasis of supporting Paul Mack, the event organiser, for the work her has done over the years. Since beginning the charity ride over 20 years ago, he has helped raise over £140,000.
This year, personal targets were set by some riders to test their cycling ability, which was certainly achieved when they tackled Clay Bank! We were delighted to see many new riders taking part in addition to the old faithfuls, some of whom have taken part since the very first ride back in 1998. Everyone made it back to base safely and many were treated to a massage from Stokesley-based North Yorkshire Physiotherapy – a much needed welcome back!
For the fifth consecutive year, RPS was proud to sponsor the event, with early figures suggesting that over £2680 has been raised for the charity. This money will contribute greatly towards the repairs required on the kennel block roof, which suffered excessive damage over winter.
We will keep you updated throughout the year as we hope to see the final sponsorship figure rise, and of course we will share plans for the 2019 race once they are underway.
Did you ride in this year’s race? If you did, tweet us your photos, @RPS_Limited.