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Brockholes mountain bike treasure hunt will raise cash for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Huddersfield Star Wheelers cycling club holds 15-mile and four-mile challenges

Preview of Brockholes Mountain Bike Charity Treasure Hunt in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Organisers, l to r, John Mager, Toby Batt and Paul Clay.

A charity treasure hunt with a difference comes to Holme Valley next month.

Huddersfield Star Wheelers cycling club have organised a Biking Treasure Hunt which will raise cash for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The event comprises two challenges — a four-mile family run and a 15-mile road and off-road ride for seasoned mountain bikers — starting at Brockholes Village Hall on Sunday, May 25 at 11am.

Along the routes, which cover Honley, Jackson Bridge and Scholes, riders are tasked with finding clues which will direct them to the next destination.

Prizes will be awarded for solving puzzles en route. It costs £5 to enter per team and also includes a barbecue and raffle at the village hall.

Last year’s debut event raised about £1,100 for Cancer Research.

Organiser John Mager said: “We did it last year and people told us that it was a lot of fun. It’s not a race; it’s simply a bit of fun.

“For the 15-miler you need to be quite fit because there’s one or two hills, but if you’re not that fit you can do the family four-miler.

“The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is one of those services that you hope you never have to use but you’re glad it’s there.

“One of my cycling friends had to have the air ambulance, otherwise he would have died. So it’s a charity that’s close to our hearts.”

The Biking Treasure Hunt is open to teams of up to four riders of any age.

For details email: brockholestreasurehunt@yahoo.co.uk

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