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May 14

This summer the Tour de France, one of the world's greatest sporting events, is coming to the UK for three incredible days. To celebrate this, and to get involved in the cycling action, Napoleons Casino & Restaurant on Kirkstall Road in Leeds, will be hosting a 9 hour, 3 bike Cyclathon all in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

From 12pm until 9pm on Saturday 5th July Napoleons have three stationary bikes running non-stop, kindly supplied by Xercise4Less on Kirkstall Road. Staff, customers & friends of Napoleons are already signing up for 30 minutes slots throughout the day to keep the bikes going non-stop.

General Manager at Napoleons, Sandy Kopec, commented:

“We’re really excited about the Tour De France coming to Leeds & we thought the Cyclathon would be a great way to get into the spirit of things, whilst raising money for a fantastic cause.

It’s already shaping up to be a fantastic day; we have an outdoor gazebo, goody bags for all participants, well known faces taking part including rising local superbike star Ben Neary, and all the staff are going yellow for the day. On top of all of this, Xercise4Less will be joining us too and they’ll kindly be donating a month’s membership to the charity for anyone who signs up as a gym member on the day.

“The team at Napoleons would be grateful for any support you can give, whether it’s through signing up for a 30 minute slot or attending on the day to cheer the riders on to get involved in the tour spirit.”

Napoleons is Leeds’ longest established casino and opened its doors in 1986. Since then the venue has earned a reputation for an unforgettable night out with a fantastic restaurant and gaming experience coupled with exceptional customer service.

Napoleons nominated charity of the year, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, is an independent charity providing a lifesaving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire 365 days a year. To keep Yorkshire's air ambulances in the air the charity need to raise £9990 per day which is equivalent to £3.6 million per year.

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