“Unforgettable”, “unbelievable” and a “milestone” were just some of the words that were used to describe a few days in 2014 when history was made in Yorkshire. It is now a decade on from the Tour de France coming to the county for the first time.

The impact and legacy have been huge and participation in cycling across Yorkshire has grown in spades. The Evans Property Group marked this remarkable 10-year anniversary by organising the inaugural ‘Evans Property Classic’, a challenge to explore Yorkshire by bike, while raising money for Yorkshire Children’s Charity.

Last month, 45 hardy riders from the property industry, including cyclists from Evans Group Companies, and representatives from Evans Homes, took a gruelling day out of the office to begin their adventure into the Yorkshire countryside after an early morning hearty breakfast at the stunning five-star Grantley Hall Hotel.

Starting with fresh legs, ride leaders accompanied four groups following either a 30 mile or 50-mile route. Heading over the stunning Dallowgill Moor and dropping into Pateley Bridge, the long route included the notorious climb of Greenhow, before all riders settled into a flatter second half.

At the end of the ride throughout which riders were stocked with sports nutrition drinks, snacks and water, there was the opportunity to network at a post -ride lunch back at Grantley Hall. All the effort and energy used worth it as thousands were raised for a worthy cause, YCC.

Event organiser, Marc Banks, Director at Evans Property Group said, ‘It was fabulous to see so many property professionals turning out for our first ‘Evans Property Classic’. We would like to thank everyone involved for their support.’