Tour De Maggie's – Maggie's Yorkshire to Kalida Barcelona

Wednesday 04 May 2022

Between 30 April and 14 May, 12 cyclists will be pedaling over 1,000 miles, the distance from Maggie’s Yorkshire to Kalida Barcelona to help support people with cancer, their friends and family.

The team will travel from Leeds to Hull, where they will board the ferry to Rotterdam. From here, the group will travel across Holland, Belgium, France and end their journey in Spain.

The idea of ‘Tour De Maggie’s’ was formed when Helen, Maggie’s Yorkshire Ambassador, and Chris, former Maggie’s Property Director, were introduced by their mutual friend, Harriet Dow. Harriet played a huge role in bringing Maggie’s to Yorkshire.

Helen Butters, lead organiser and Maggie’s Yorkshire Ambassador, said:

A few years ago, I rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic as part of team Yorkshire Rows to raise money for charities including Maggie's Yorkshire. 

At the opening of Maggie's Yorkshire in 2019, I met Chris. Chris was introduced to me by Harriet Dow, a fellow Maggie's Ambassador who died from cancer. 

Chris, an experienced cyclist, and me who wasn’t (I didn't even own a bike) agreed it would be a good idea to cycle from Maggie's Yorkshire to Maggie's Barcelona, 1,000 miles. 

Like all great plans, this was decided in less than 5 minutes of meeting, and if Harriet had not of introduced us this idea would never have happened.

Due to the pandemic, the trip has been delayed but we are excited to finally be setting off on our trip. Thank you to all who have donated.

Many of the team are taking on this challenge to celebrate and remember the lives of their family and friends who have lived with cancer.

The courageous team are being kindly supported by Platinum sponsor, Zen-Auto, who are supplying the cyclists with electric support vehicles, making this challenge as eco-friendly as possible.

The money raised from this epic adventure will go towards supporting Maggie’s Yorkshire; enabling us to support more people with cancer, their friends and family.

Good luck to everyone taking part, and a huge thank you those who have already supported the Tour De Maggie’s team.

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