Last weekend (Saturday June 27th) saw 25 employees from Cranswick Country Foods set off on a 115-mile round bike ride to raise vital funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The second annual Flying Pigs Charity Bike Ride saw the keen cyclists set off from the Lazenby site in Hull at 6.45am, 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 all finished the challenging ride between 2pm and 5pm, climbing 4000 feet across the ride, with three short stops for refreshments laid on by colleagues at the various sites who were on hand to cheer them on.
This year the riders have almost hit a fantastic fundraising total of £12,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, with additional money still coming in.
One of the riders, Mary Banks, Category Marketing & Insights Controller for Cranswick Country Foods PLC, said: “It was a real team effort and although we are all keen cyclists, this was a very long route to undertake in one day. Thank you to everyone who generously supported 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.”
The riders are still collecting sponsorships and it’s not too late to give – please go to the Just Giving page at: