Super cyclists receive a warm Yorkshire welcome at The Oak Tree in Helperby

17 June 2014

Super cyclists completing a mammoth 450 mile bike ride that will raise money for Catterick Garrison were treated to lunch on the house by the manager of a North Yorkshire Inn.

The 18 men taking part in the Toon-to-Town challenge, who are cycling from Llanelli in Wales to Newcastle in the North East, were greeted with a Yorkshire feast by duty manager Mat Atkinson of The Oak Tree Inn at Helperby.

The teammates completed the impressive distance over the course of five days and now hope their efforts will raise thousands of pounds for The Bobby Robson Foundation, Stroke Association and Help for Heroes.

Cash from the latter has been earmarked for Catterick Garrison’s new personnel recovery and assessment centre that helps rehabilitate injured Armed Forces personnel.

Giles Evans, Toon-to-Town founder, said: Support for our ride has been just incredible this year. Members of the public have really got behind us and we are edging ever closer to the target to raise £100,000 by 2015.
A special thank you goes to the staff at The Oak Tree, who did a splendid job feeding 18 very hungry men after four days on the road.

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Main photograph: Toon-to-Town charity riders received a warm Yorkshire welcome at The Oak Tree Inn at Helperby from duty manager Mat Atkinson.

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