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Society cyclists ride 70 miles for good causes

Twenty seven cyclists from Leeds Building Society completed the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride and raised over £4,500 for charity.

They were among 2,000 riders on the annual 70-mile sponsored charity cycle, through some of Yorkshire’s best countryside, from Wetherby to Filey.

The team’s £4,550 fundraising includes £1,000 in matched funding from Leeds Building Society.  

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride supports a varied group of charities each year, including Hollybank Trust.   

Hollybank, which cares for children and adults with multiple and profound disabilities, is a charity with close connections to colleagues at the Society, and is one of the charities they voted to support throughout the year.*

The Society’s team entry was co-ordinated by Kevin Mowles, Head of Business Support, who said: “The route was scenic and quite hilly in parts, so a challenge to some of our first timers, however all riders made it back.

“The event was really well organised, fantastic marshalling with excellent food and drink stops. We had family and friends waiting at the end with welcome cold drinks, there were also representatives from Hollybank at the finish line to cheer us in.”

Any further donations for the Society’s cyclists at The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride can be submitted via 


Notes to Editors

Members of the team during the bike ride

Members of the team during the bike ride.

Pictured are members of the team during the event.

*The other Leeds Building Society colleague charities are Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Great North Air Ambulance and Alzheimer’s Society.

Hollybank Trust exists to look after adults and children, supporting profound and multiple learning disabilities, whilst promoting independence, dignity and celebrating achievement in a safe and supported environment. Hollybank runs a school, residential homes and adult daytime activities programme to help people reach their full potential.

Hollybank Trust is at Far Common Road, Mirfield, WF14 0DQ.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £13.5bn (at 31st December 2015). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.