Support the Tour De YDA 2019 – Tower To Tower

The Youth Development Association (YDA) are pleased to announce this year’s “Tour DE YDA” which will be Tower to Tower (Blackpool to Grimsby).

This follows last year’s inaugural event which saw a group of riders including Dave Smith, Dave Moore and Paul Groves ride the 190 miles from Wembley to Blundell Park.

You can support all our riders this year on their journey by making a donation using this link. All contributions made will be donated directly to the Youth Development Association. You can also make your donations in the GTFC Club Shop by filling in our donation form. 

This year’s ride will set off from Blackpool around 8am on Saturday 22nd June 2019 and likely to finish at Blundell Park around 5pm Sunday 23rd June 2019. 

Commercial manager, David Smith and friends trialed the route on Tuesday 14th May 2019 to ensure a safe journey for all participants, taking in some fantastic views. 

The two Dave’s and Paul are taking part again, as are most who took part last year which shows how enjoyable it was. It is also worth pointing out that this isn’t a race and the group look after each other, keen riders of all levels and abilities are very welcome to take part.

The three riders completed their test run of 186 miles in a single day, taking 11 hours, arriving back at the Dock Tower at 9pm. 

We are also looking for volunteers who may want to help with support over the two days. To declare your interest, please contact us at [email protected].

Last year we raised an impressive £5,000 to help support the academy and hopefully we can do the same or even better this year.


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