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Harrogate charity’s ‘Le Tour’ fund-raiser pedals past £1,500

Hats off to Harrogate businessman Nick Smith, who has won a helmet signed by former Tour de France winner Chris Froome as part of a fund-raiser to support Yorkshire’s expanding army of young carers.

More than £1,500 was raised by the raffle, staged by the Harrogate and Ripon charity, the Carers’ Resource, with the winning ticket being sold by the Academy health club.

And the helmet is going to be used to ensure the legacy arising from Yorkshire’s historic hosting of Le Grand Depart last month lives on

For Nick is going to use it to help bring more tourists to Yorkshire as part of his company, YorTours, which specialises in chauffeured tours of the county’s most breathtaking attractions.

The charity’s events and fund-raising manager, Anne Wells, said: The amount raised will make an important difference to those children who look after a family member.

We are delighted that the helmet will be put to such good use in raising the profile of what Yorkshire has to offer, and would like to thank all those in the community who supported us – whether through buying tickets or selling them on our behalf.

Froome – who won the race last year – had started this year’s event as the favourite but crashed out early, leaving his army of supporters disappointed.

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