It was announced back in November that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year’s Tour De Yorkshire would be cancelled and rescheduled for next year. In its place Welcome To Yorkshire have announced a new challenge named Tour De Walkshire.
Teaming up with Yorkshire Cancer Research, Welcome to Yorkshire’s new fundraiser event is part of their year-long Walkshire campaign and aims to include people of all walks of life to cover any distance or as a group.
You can sign up via their website here, and run, walk, cycle during May to raise funds and awareness for the cancer charity and its research. More than 200 individuals have already signed up.
WTY chief executive James Mason said: “We wanted to create an inclusive event to bring people together (following government guidelines, of course) in the great outdoors, to encourage fitness and well-being, fundraise and raise awareness for an amazing charity, plus showcase our breathtaking county.”
Director of brand and relationships for Yorkshire Cancer Research, Juliet Glendinning, said: “The pandemic has had a devastating impact on people with cancer, and has meant thousands of cancers have gone undiagnosed at an early stage when they’re easier to treat.
“We’re determined to change this. The Tour de Walkshire encourages people to get outdoors, be active and help save lives. Exercise has many benefits; it can help lower the risk of cancer and improve cancer treatment and recovery. So we would love to see friends, families, teams and organisations across the county get involved and do some good for themselves and for Yorkshire.”