IDAS cycle.

Calling all cyclists to take part in the IDAS sponsored cycle on Sunday 28th May.

Do something amazing this bank holiday weekend – raise money for children affected by domestic abuse. Join the friendliest cycle in Yorkshire, the stunning Yorkshire countryside awaits you!

You can choose from two routes, a 25-mile, and a 50-mile. The routes are planned on quiet roads with pit stops along the way and snacks and water provided.  The IDAS cycle will follow the River Ouse from Rowntree Park in York. Cyclists will enjoy the stunning Yorkshire countryside, historic houses, and pretty villages along the way.

The 25-mile route is perfect for people who cycle for fun and like to enjoy a pleasant ride. You will pass Beningbrough Hall and could even stop for a picnic. The 50-mile ride is for cyclists who would like a little more challenge – the rewards are great with a cycle along the impressive Stray towards Castle Howard. Whichever route you choose you are sure to have a fantastic day.

Everyone will also be able to enjoy the launch party for the Walk-Cycle Festival which is taking place on Sunday 28th May in Rowntree Park. IDAS are the chosen charity for the festival which has been organised by York Bike Belles. There will be plenty of activities for all to enjoy including music and cake.

IDAS is a local charity who support anyone who is experiencing or has been affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence in York, North Yorkshire, and Barnsley. IDAS support thousands of people each year. Sponsorship from the cycle will help to fund services for children which are underfunded and in high-demand.

Sarah Hill, CEO IDAS, said:
“IDAS have supported over 4000 people in the last year, including 3000 families. Children’s workers can help a child or young person to learn how to cope following domestic abuse and work through their feelings helping them to move on with their lives.

“The cycle ride is an important fundraising and awareness-raising event for IDAS. Every person who takes part will tell their friends and family helping to get the message out there that there is support available, as well as raising money for children’s services.”

IDAS are committed to breaking the cycle of abuse by supporting young people to develop healthy happy relationships.

Do something amazing, get on your bike for IDAS.

To register for the bike ride, visit the IDAS website,, you can also donate by texting IDAS17 and the amount that you would like to contribute to 70070.
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