Cycling stars from Yorkshire Housing’s Swarcliffe team have taken part in a Bikeathon for a Leeds children’s charity.

Sally Kendrick, Conor Robinson and Ben Waddington saddled up to spend an hour each on the bike to raise funds for the charity. And with current temperatures across the country hitting record levels, it wasn’t an easy ride.

Contract and performance team leader, Conor Robinson, said they took part because it was the perfect opportunity to get involved in a community event and have a bit of fun. He said:

“The aim was to do 150km between five people but I’m not sure we did that. It was uncomfortable with the heat but we had a good laugh.”

The Bikeathon at Leeds Kirkgate Market was held to raise funds for Child Friendly Leeds and participants from across the city gathered to take part. Conor also had images of the YH team retweeted by both the Lord Mayor of Leeds and the Children’s Lord Mayor of Leeds. Conor said:

“Being given the opportunity to be involved with such a worthy cause was an incredible experience. Knowing how hard the Child Friendly Leeds Fund works, and the positive impact they have across the city has definitely encouraged myself and many more within the Swarcliffe Neighbourhood office to get involved again in the future.” 

If you want to dig deep and support the Swarcliffe cyclists and Child Friendly Leeds, you can make a donation to the dedicated page here.