The Wharfedale Ton

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Wharfedale Ton will take place on Friday 17 September 2021.

All information for Friday’s event can be found here.

The route for 2021 has been changed quite considerably for the middle 50 miles, which now avoids the centre of York. You can download the new route here.

You can download the GPX file here.

About the Wharfedale Ton

In 2016, Gordons partner and head of employment, Phil Paget, had the idea of creating a 100-mile charity cycling event involving business professionals riding through beautiful Yorkshire countryside. From that initial thought, the hugely successful Wharfedale Ton was born.

Organised by Key Sponsor, Gordons LLP, the first cycle ride across Wharfedale to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospice in Bradford took place in June that year.

Chain reaction

The first event in 2016 involved just 120 riders cycled a magnificent scenic route, stretching across Wharfedale from Ilkley to the Vale of York and back again, and raised £6,907. Following the success of the inaugural event, the Wharfedale Ton has been repeated in 2017, 2018 and 2019, when over 270 riders took part, and total proceeds raised for the hospice to date are over £51,500.

Phil Paget said: “It’s fantastic to see so many business people from around Yorkshire getting on their bikes to take on the challenge for such a great cause. We’re also very grateful to the support provided by local businesses in the organisation of the event, as without them the Wharfedale Ton would not be as successful as it is.

“I am very proud of all those who took part, not only for their efforts during the rides, but also those who donated so generously for such a good cause. The Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospice provides a range of services for cancer sufferers and their families in Bradford and we are very happy to be able to support the hospice in this way.”

Our co-sponsors include:

Gordons, RSM, Lloyds Bank, Calder World of Travel, Naylor Wintersgill, Lishmans the Butcher, Craven Jewellers, Roberts Mart & Co, Reed Boardall, Arena Group, Brook-Dobson Brear Limited, Pavers Limited, Melrose Textile Co Ltd, and Thorpe Mill Limited.

Wheels in motion

We very much hope this event will continue to grow and attract the same high level of interest it has in the past due to the excellent feedback from those who took part over the first 4 years.

Entrants are invited to ride alone, in pairs or in groups, with many taking part who have never ridden the 100-mile distance before. It takes an average of six to eight hours to complete the challenge, after which all participants rest their limbs and join each other for some food and drink in Ilkley.

How to enter

The route has been refreshed somewhat due to concerns about the growing traffic congestion in York city centre as a result of which this element of the route has been totally changed!

The Entry Fee is £31.50 which includes a charitable donation of £30 per rider all of which is donated to our chosen charity plus a processing fee of £1.50.

We also encourage riders to raise additional donations from friends, colleagues, customers and suppliers.

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