On Saturday 1st June Sussex Central YMCA joined Reigate and Redhill YMCA for a 75 mile bike ride over the Downs. The bike ride called Tour De Y is a new fundraising initiative from YMCA England. The Reigate to Brighton bike ride on Saturday was the first Tour De Y event in the UK. Other YMCAs across England will hold similar cycling events in the near future.
Sussex Central YMCA’s team joined Reigate and Redhill YMCA’s team at Guildford. From Guildford the cyclists took the Downs Link all the way to Brighton. The bike ride finished on Hove Lawns where cyclists enjoyed a well deserved meal of fish & chips.
Tour De Y is a fundraising event which aims to celebrate the amazing work done by the YMCA movement. Sussex Central YMCA's Deputy CEO Chas Walker and Reigate and Redhill YMCA’s CEO Ian Burks, both keen cyclists, are already making plans for the next Tour De Y which promises to be even bigger and better.
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