Cranswick Flying Pigs Annual Charity Bike Ride – June 2015

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This weekend (June 27th) will see 30 employees from Cranswick Country Foods set off on their bikes on a 120-mile round trip to raise vital funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The second annual Flying Pigs Charity Bike Ride will see the keen cyclists set off from the Lazenby site in Hull, travelling to the Gourmet Bacon site in Sherburn, then on to the Gourmet Pastry site in Malton and finally back to the Lazenby site. They are looking to beat last year’s fundraising total of £10,000 - and last year’s times when they rode from the Hull site to the Norfolk site (136-miles) when the first finished just short of 8-hours and the last completing in just over 16-hours.

One of the riders, Mary Banks, Category Marketing & Insights Controller for Cranswick Country Foods PLC, said: “It’s a real team effort and although we are all keen cyclists, this is a very long route to undertake in one day. Thank you to everyone who have generously supported us to date – and there’s still time to sponsor us!

“Supporting local charities is important to us at Cranswick, we are proud to be a part of this region – we invest heavily in jobs and facilities, but it remains important to us to give charitable support and we are delighted to be supporting the Yorkshire Air Ambulance again.”

To support the Cranswick Flying Pigs please go to their Just Giving page @