AN annual cycling event held in memory of Craven sports development officer Bruce Dinsmore raised nearly £400 for Centrepoint, a charity that helps homeless young people.

Skipton Cycling Club's The Bruce Dinsmore Reliability Ride takes place every year in March in memory of Bruce, who worked for the former Craven District Council and who died in 2021. He was a keen member of the club and initiated the rides 11 years ago.

The ride is a test of a cyclist’s fitness and of their bike’s reliability and readiness coming out of the winter season and with an emphasis on fitness, self-reliance, and navigational skills. It has been linked for several years to fund raising for Centrepoint.

This year's event saw more than 30 club members covering either a 60 mile or a 30 mile route from Carleton Village Hall to Bolton -by-Bowland, Slaidburn and Dunsop Bridge and then back through Cllitheroe and Rimmington.

A club spokesperson said: "Thankfully, this year the weather was favourable and it was enjoyed by all. The finishers enjoyed post ride refreshments kindly sponsored by The Clubhouse Cafe of Skipton and North Brew of Leeds. Over £385 have been raised for Centrepoint by members’ donations. "