Homelessness on the Map – Heart Operation a Success

Lined up and ready to start the 100 mile route

Early morning, Saturday July 14th, seven cyclists pose for the camera as they are about to depart from the Heart of Yorkshire on a heart shaped route to put Homelessness on the Map. The next 100 miles on a searingly hot day would demand every ounce of strength they possessed. Turning the pedals, they set out for Castle Howard via Terrington Bank. The bank is tough on a bike so at the top they stopped for a picture and liquid refreshment.

Cyclists at the top of Terrington Bank

Tough at the top of Terrington Bank


There was good mood throughout the day as the miles were ticked off, knowing that each one was raising funds for Restore. Social media feeds were supplied with updates – words and pictures and the vital link to the sponsorship form.

After a stop at the Whistlestop Cafe in Malton Station the team arrived at The Jefferson Arms in Thorganby where a BBQ lunch had been laid on. Cyclists and supporters stopped to refuel. A long afternoon lay ahead and another 50 miles of cycling, but this time on mainly level roads.

Home at last after a 100 mile challenge completed in a single day

In places along the route a support vehicle would come into view with supplies of water, energy gels, oranges and general encouragement. Where would they have been without that vital support? Tea was in Easingwold, the 87 mile mark. Only a few more miles back to York, but O those weary legs. Somehow they kept turning the pedals until finally reaching the Heart of Yorkshire once more.

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So a huge thank-you to the cyclists, the support teams, the sponsors and to the organisers of the event. It was a huge success.