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May 13

A determined team of cyclists travelled from London through Wharfedale ahead of a rugby match to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The group set off from Richmond, West London, and arrived at Wharfedale Rugby Club at Threshfield just before the two teams played each other.

The cyclists were Robert Fort, Nick Gains, Tim Lockett, Ian Moulding, Jennie Routley, John Younger and Dave Townson, with John Dias and Alison Fort acting as a support team.

The stunt raised £6,500 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the club's chosen charity for the season. Tony Doveston, YAA's North Yorkshire Regional Fundraising Manager said: "A tremendous effort – our gratitude and admiration go to the organisers and riders, and of course to the rugby club for their wonderful support."

Pictured is Tony Doveston being presented the cheque from the Wharfedale cyclists

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