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Cyclists take to the roads of Yorkshire in support of WaterAid

Yorkshire Water’s Water Cycle Challenge returns on the 14th July for the fourth time, with three separate routes taking in the beautiful scenery of the county with all money raised in support of WaterAid.

The headline Reservoir Rogue route will see cyclists take on 111 miles of gruelling Yorkshire terrain including climbs featured on the Tour de Yorkshire and Tour de France Grand Depart including Park Rash and Buttertubs. With routes of 80 and 40 miles also available, from the event base at Grimwith Reservoir, the event provides a challenge for cyclists of all levels, all on Yorkshires finest roads.

The money raised will support WaterAid’s Big Wish for Ethiopia programme, for which Yorkshire Water aims to raise £1m over five years.

Stephen Nutter, lead organiser from Yorkshire Water, said: “The Yorkshire Water’s Water Cycle Challenge is always a fantastically attended event by all levels of cyclist. The opportunity for a challenging ride and take in some of the best scenery in the country is not to be missed.

“It only costs £30 to enter and goes to a brilliant cause, WaterAid.”

Christine Mellor, Water Industry Partnerships Manager from WaterAid, said: “We’re so grateful to Yorkshire Water for their ongoing support for WaterAid life-saving work in Ethiopia, where four in ten people don’t have clean water close to home and nine in ten don’t have a decent toilet. Improving access to these basic human rights really can transform lives.”

Over the 4 years the event has run, £35,000 has been raised.

Find out more and register for the event at

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