Big name sponsors for charity bike ride

10 April 2014

The Acorn Charity has attracted five well-known regional and national businesses as sponsors for its specially-commissioned cycle tops for the Acorn 100k Sponsored Bike Ride on 10th May.

The sponsors have donated funds to enable 95% of the proceeds of sale of the cycle tops to be donated to Acorn’s chosen charities: research into scleroderma disease at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and to help people with dementia and their carers in the Ripon, Harrogate and Wetherby area through Dementia Forward.

The businesses who have generously sponsored the cycle tops are Lights4Fun, Knight Frank,, Springfield Healthcare Group and Ultimate English. The cycle top has been specially manufactured by the UK’s leading cycle clothing brand Altura.

Tim Naughton of Lights4Fun which has sponsored the Acorn 100k Bike Ride throughout its seven year history is delighted by the new opportunity to help the charity raise funds.

Tim said: We have had a very close working relationship with the charity which runs exceptionally professional events. We are delighted to be associated with Acorn in this way, especially as cycling is set to become the most high profile sport in Yorkshire in the coming weeks. We wish all the Acorn cyclists a very successful and enjoyable day.

The Bike Ride which starts and finishes at Bishop Monkton on Saturday 10 May 2014.

Louise Hanen, chair of Acorn said: We are so excited about our new cycle tops and hope that many cyclists will purchase them to raise important funds for our charity. We are looking forward to the big day and are delighted that the team from Strayfm is able to support us by broadcasting from the start.

To register your entry to the Acorn 100k Bike Ride and/or to purchase an Acorn cycle top, please go to and follow the links.

Main photograph: Acorn 100k Bike Ride Sponsors: Andy Bennison from Altura, Rob Whitehead from Ultimate English, Cameron Fraser from, Acorn’s Louise Hanen, Tim Naughton from Lights4Fun, Graeme Lee from Springfield Healthcare Group and Tim Waring from Knight Frank. Seated: Alex Cann and Patrick Dunlop from Strayfm.

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