SBF Relationship Manager braves 100km bike ride in aid of Ataxia UK

SBF Relationship Manager Laura Hodgson

Skipton Business Finance Relationship Manager, Laura Hodgson, braved a 100km bike ride on Saturday dubbed "The Big Bad Bike Ride" in aid of Ataxia UK.

The Big Bad Bike Ride is an annual sponsored bike ride which was set up in 1991 to raise money for Ataxia UK, a charity which supports research into potential cures for Friedreich's ataxia. All money raised is for research into finding the cure for Friedreich's ataxia.

400 riders, including our very own Laura, started and finished the bike ride, raising over £95,000 in the process. This brings the running total of the annual bike ride to over £800,000.

The route, which started and finished at York Sport Village next to the university, took in much of North Yorkshire's splendid countryside and was enjoyed by all riders on the day.

A Skipton Business Finance spokesperson said: "Laura is a complete and utter nutcase and, in doing this insane challenge, only demonstrates her passion and willingness to complete gruelling tests all in the aid of charity."

About Ataxia UK

Ataxia is the name given to a group of neurological disorders that affect balance, coordination, and speech. There are many different types of ataxia that can affect people in different ways.

For more information, please go to the Ataxia UK website.