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Society raises £1,200 in Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

Eleven cyclists from Leeds Building Society’s Head Office raised £1,200 for Hollybank Trust by taking part in the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride.

Paul Smith, from the Society’s Property Services department, finished second out of 2,000 riders in total. He completed the ride in three and a half hours, averaging 20.8 miles per hour across the 73 miles from Wetherby to Filey.

The mutual’s Finance Director, Robin Litten, and General Manager - Finance, Gary Mitchell, finished one hour later. The tandem duo of Stephen and John Wadham (Intermediary team) finished after five hours.

Any remaining donations for the Society’s cyclists on behalf of Hollybank Trust can be made via

Hollybank Trust, based in Mirfield in West Yorkshire, gives high quality care to around 100 severely disabled children, young people and adults.


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Pictured (L-R) are
Kevin Mowles (Head of Business Support),
Paul Smith (Maintenance Supervisor - Property Services),
Martin Rhodes (Head of Change Delivery),
Gary Mitchell (General Manager – Finance),
John Wadham (Telephone Business Development Manager - Intermediary team),
Stephen Wadham,
Robin Litten (Finance Director) and
Oliver Stowe (Head of Financial Planning, Reporting and Control).

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride takes in some of Yorkshire’s best countryside through the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds to the coast.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.1bn (as at 31 December 2014). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.