Jack goes the extra mile with charity cycle for Sport Relief

A fitness instructor from Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre is aiming to cycle the first leg of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire for Sport Relief – without leaving Pateley Bridge!

Jack Richmond, 27, will be cycling the 185 kilometres of the Beverley to Settle leg of the tour on a spinning bike in the foyer of the leisure centre from 7am on Friday 18 March.



Jack will be joined on his ‘journey’ by regular members from the spinning classes he takes at the leisure centre.  They will be surrounded by buckets that visitors and passers-by will be encouraged to fill with cash as the cyclists pedal the gruelling distance to raise money for this year’s Sport Relief.

People from all over the UK are getting active to raise cash between now and the Sport Relief weekend which starts on Friday 18 March with a special night of live TV. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives both across the UK and in the world’s poorest communities.

Jack, who has been working at Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre for 8 years, said:

I wanted to do something to raise the profile of Sport Relief in Pateley Bridge and hopefully this will do the trick.

The response from our regulars here at the centre has been great – members from the spin classes I take have signed up to keep me company for most of the miles I’ll be covering. I don’t think the 185 kilometres will be too daunting for me – I’m a fitness instructor so I should be able to do it!

All we need now is for plenty of people to drop in to the leisure centre on the day and fill those collection buckets.

Jack and the team will be cycling away for Sport Relief from 7am on Friday 18 March at Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre on Low Wath Road in Pateley Bridge.

To find out more about Sport Relief go to www.sportrelief.com


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