Bradford Institute for Health Research – Cycle The Yorkshire Dales

The BIHR are cycling around the Yorkshire Dales for Margaret Carey Foundation MCF because they share essential skills & get children cycling

A group of Bradford Institute for Health Research cyclists are excited to announce they are raising funds by cycling 130 miles around the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway, a rather challenging 2 day ride.

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More details of the route, are available below:

Their effort is to support a local event for Bradford’s ‘SHINE‘ schools and a local cycling community project (the ‘Bradford Bikery‘). We hope to raise enough funds to host an event for local school children in conjunction with the community group which specialises in refurbishing and recycling unloved bikes. 

Zoe Mawson, Headteacher said “The SHINE schools are a group of 10 local primaries covering Manningham, Heaton and Frizinghall serving approximately 4000 children.  We work together to share best practice so that all children in our schools can “shine”.  Having developed a close partnership with the Born in Bradford project over the last few years, we know the  importance of joint working between health and education and so we take any opportunity to develop healthy lifestyles.  Sponsorship of this activity will enable SHINE schools to work with Bradford Bikery to run cycling events and make sure that children’s bikes are fit to be used!  Health and Safety in action!”

Anthony at the Bradford Bikery said “I really liked the ‘Fix and Share’ pop-up workshop community bike recycling which was part skillshare, part social event, [we] distributed 27 bikes to children via parents & guardians. I think it’s the best [event] we’ve done – it had very practical outcomes and was efficient, combining learning and lots of hands on helping recycle bikes where they were needed. We’d love to do more of this. Qualified mechanics were on hand to check all bikes passed their M check and were roadworthy”

Please help us by giving generously so we can support more of these events. All funds raised will go toward the Margaret Carey Foundation which funds the Bradford Bikery project. Don’t forget to include gift aid, which increases all donations by a further 25%.

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