Sir Jimmy Saddle

This year’s Scarborough Festival of Cycling will include a special tribute to one of Yorkshire’s favourite sons – the late, great Sir Jimmy Savile. The cycle challenge, supported by Sir Jimmy’s family, will taker place on Saturday July 14 and commemorate the legendary DJ, fund-raiser and one-time pro-cyclist with a 65-mile loop which takes in some of the area’s best cycling roads and scenery. The route has been devised by Martyn Bolt with the intention of making it accessible to a wide range of ages and abilities; Bolt, who met Sir Jimmy many times as a committee member of the Dave Rayner Fund (which supports talented young cyclists) comments, ‘Jimmy raised millions of pounds for charity undertaking such physical challenges and this seem a very fitting way to maintain his memory and raise money for good causes.’ The ride (pointedly not a race) can be undertaken by anyone, on any bike and ridden at their own pace – entry is £25 with full details at


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