We are starting in Morecambe on Friday the 14th and hopefully will be dipping our toes in the North sea on Sunday afternoon. Some of us are regular long distance cyclists, some of us are rather terrified by the scale of the endeavor.

This will be a fundraising and memorial ride for Chris Kirkpatrick a former member of Leeds Beckett staff who is no longer with us.

We are keen to celebrate Chris's life and his love for cycling as well as raise as much money as possible for a couple of charities that we feel Chris would be very supportive of.

Leeds Mind

Are a charity working to help people who are experiencing poor mental health.

"The aim of our work is to help people build on their strengths, overcome obstacles, and become more in control of their lives. We have faith and optimism in our clients and so the services we deliver are built around their needs. We support the people of Leeds to discover their own resources to ‘recover’ from periods of poor mental health, and to live life independently with their mental health condition."

Cloth Cat

We are a charity based in inner-city Leeds that uses music training to help local people improve the quality of their lives. We help people to gain control over their lives and find avenues into employment by providing the opportunity to learn a variety of skills and to develop their musical talent.

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By Dave Prince
19 Oct 2021
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