On Saturday June 15th, 2013 Venetia Wrigley and Sally Atkinson will both be riding to raise funds for charity.
Venetia will be partnering a Fahey-trained runner in the Charity Race on Macmillan Raceday at York while Sally will be cycling 70 miles across the Yorkshire countryside...
The Knavesmire has been hosting Macmillan Raceday since 1971 and has raised over £5,500,000 for cancer related charities in York, one of which is Macmillan Cancer Support. It is Macmillan’s single biggest fundraising event and last year alone the day brought in more than £300,000.
The Macmillan Charity Race is in its second year. Deemed a massive success, the flat race run over 1m 1f on the Knavesmire turf is a fantastic addition to this special fund raising afternoon and Richard once again is showing his support.
On the same day and not a million miles away while Venetia is getting her colours on Sally will spinning her pedals as she cycles the 70 miles from Wetherby Racecourse to Filey as a participant in the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride (GYBR) Annual Sponsored Cycling Event.
The 70 mile route will take Sal through some of Yorkshires most picturesque scenery and she is looking forward to the challenge but equally to raising as much money as she can for charity, in particular Yorkshire Cancer Research.
And thanks to a best-turned out prize with Romantic Settings at York last week, who incidentally ran a blinder in the Musidora Stakes, Sal purchased the bike on which she will cycle.
Both Venetia and Sal are giving their all to raise funds for cancer. The least we can do is support them.
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To sponsor Sally click HERE or read more >>