Cyclists aim to raise £20k

A group of intrepid cyclists from Pocklington and beyond are embarking on their second annual charity bike ride in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

This year they are hoping to take their fundraising total to £20,000. Inspired by Neville Payne, of Pocklington, who organised the ride after he himself had to use the services of the Air Ambulance two years ago, the group intend to make this an annual event. Last year they tackled the football stadiums of Yorkshire but this year they are going to tour around important Yorkshire heritage sites. They started yesterday morning at the Humber Bridge and finished the day in Whitby. Today they will cycle across the North York Moors to North Allerton, Wensleydale and then to the Cow and Calf rocks in Ilkely for Friday. Saturday sees them coming back to Pocklington via York Minster. The Pocklington contingent is made up of Neville Payne, Alan Williamson, Andrew Richardson and Andrew Noble with the rest of the group of 14 being made up from work colleagues and friends. To make a donation, visit