Thursday 30 July 2009


Staff from a Leeds car retailer braved sun, wind and rain to cycle over the Pennines recently, all in the aid of a West Yorkshire children’s charity.

The team of sixteen from Leeds Volkswagen took two days to travel the 132 miles from Leeds to Liverpool for “Cash for Kids”, raising over £1,000 in the process.

The charity helps thousands of sick, disabled and underprivileged children in West Yorkshire.

Navigating their way along the canal system the team stopped overnight in Burnley for medical attention and rest before completing the journey to Liverpool, finishing at the Albert Dock on the Liverpool waterfront.

Event organiser and Leeds Volkswagen workshop controller, Paul Smith, said: “Everyone was shattered by the time we arrived in Liverpool but delighted to have completed such a mammoth journey for such a good cause.

“It was a great effort by everyone not only due of the elements but because the tow path often disappeared into mud, grass or rubble, sometimes a combination of all three.

“The team spent their own time and money in preparing for this, including costs for accommodation, equipment and travel back.

“Most had never cycled before and had to purchase a bike, helmet, and other equipment in order to carry out the ride.”

It’s not too late to donate money for the charity, simply got to of call in to the retailer on Elland Road opposite Leeds United Football Club.

If you are interested in this story please contact Richard Knowles on 01902 714 957 or email

No comments:

Post a Comment