We’re getting geared up for our five day sponsored bike, starting on Saturday 27 May. This ride is called ‘Something old, something new’: on our very first Jessie’s Fund ride, back in 2007, we set off from the York Designer Outlet, cycled to Hull, and caught the ferry. This year we will start by riding from York to Hull again (something old), but we’ll be setting off from Tesco at Askham Bar, York: the superstore has kindly agreed to let us leave cars there for the duration of the trip. This is an ideal starting point –just a couple of minutes from cycle track 65 – so we’re very grateful.
The ‘something new’ will be sailing to Zeebrugge and then cycling to the lovely city of Ghent, and on the next day into southern Holland. Day four will see us travelling to Rotterdam to catch the ferry back to Hull, and on 31 May we’ll cycle back to York, arriving tired but happy, with about 300 miles under our belt, and knowing that we’ve raised valuable sponsorship for Jessie’s Fund. Riders all pay their own expenses, so every penny raised in sponsorship will support our work. If you would like to encourage our team of 19 by sponsoring us we’d be delighted: even the smallest donations add up and are appreciated.