In 2016, Gordons partner and head of employment, Phil Paget, had the idea of creating a 100-mile charity cycling event involving professionals riding through beautiful Yorkshire countryside. From that initial thought, the hugely successful Wharfedale Ton was born to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospice in Bradford took place in June that year. Since then riders cycles a magnificent scenic route, stretching across Wharfedale from Ilkley to York and back again.
Phil Paget said: “It’s fantastic to see so many business people from around Yorkshire getting on their bikes to take on the challenge for such a great cause. We’re also very grateful to the support provided by local businesses in the organisation of the event, as without them the Wharfedale Ton would not be as successful as it is.
“I am very proud of all those who took part, not only for their efforts during the rides, but also those who donated so generously for such a good cause. The Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospice provides a range of services for cancer sufferers and their families in Bradford and we are very happy to be able to support the hospice in this way.”
Entrants are invited to ride alone, in pairs or in groups, with many taking part who have never ridden the 100-mile distance before. It takes an average of six to eight hours to complete the challenge, after which all participants rest their limbs and join each other for some food and drink in Ilkley.
How to enter
The 2019 Wharfedale Ton will be held on Friday, 14 June 2019 and entries are now open. Your riding team can be as big or small as you like – and don’t worry, even if you enter alone you will quickly find fellow riders to ride along with.
Entry is via charitable donation of £30 per rider, all of which is donated to the chosen charity.
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