Harry Gration and Amy Garcia’s Sport Relief tandem challenge arrives in York

Harry Gration and Amy Garcia set off from York Racecourse yesterday

Harry Gration and Amy Garcia set off from York Racecourse yesterday

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BIKE-RIDING BBC presenters Harry Gration and Amy Garcia stopped off in York yesterday as their gruelling pedalpowered journey across Yorkshire continued.

The Look North duo’s Tandem “Tour de Yorkshire”

in aid of Sport Relief began last Friday and will see them tackle every hill professional cyclists will face when the opening stages of the Tour de France come to the county in July.

Their 241-mile ride yesterday brought them to York - Harry’s home town - and also takes in Ripon, Harrogate and Knaresborough as well as West and South Yorkshire. They will cross the finish line in Sheffield on Friday, having paused at various locations en route to grab a breather, chat to schools and businesses and collect donations.

Their full route and timings are at facebook.com/BBCLookNorthYorkshire

Donations can be made by texting BIKE to 70011, with £1 per text going to Sport Relief.

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11:31am Tue 18 Mar 14

pedalling paul says...

With you all the way guys.....in spirit at least!
With you all the way guys.....in spirit at least! pedalling paul
  • Score: -4

2:17pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

The BBC seems to forget it's there to report the news, not generate its own. Especially if there's news going on in the region and they're reporting about themselves instead.
The BBC seems to forget it's there to report the news, not generate its own. Especially if there's news going on in the region and they're reporting about themselves instead. Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 6

4:43pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Diogenes2 says...

Ms Garcia is not a very good B..C. presenter.
She reminds me of her predecessor, Ms Christa.
She, Ms. Garcia, always looks at the camera and cuts in to the presenter's part regularly.
I agree that the B.B.C. Leeds is not reporting regional news most of the time, just their presenters.
Ms Garcia is not a very good B..C. presenter. She reminds me of her predecessor, Ms Christa. She, Ms. Garcia, always looks at the camera and cuts in to the presenter's part regularly. I agree that the B.B.C. Leeds is not reporting regional news most of the time, just their presenters. Diogenes2
  • Score: 8

9:59pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Omega Point says...

It is for charity you miserable so and so's
It is for charity you miserable so and so's Omega Point
  • Score: 2

4:22am Wed 19 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
The BBC seems to forget it's there to report the news, not generate its own. Especially if there's news going on in the region and they're reporting about themselves instead.
for God's sake, they're doing it for charity not just for publicity. Lighten up.
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: The BBC seems to forget it's there to report the news, not generate its own. Especially if there's news going on in the region and they're reporting about themselves instead.[/p][/quote]for God's sake, they're doing it for charity not just for publicity. Lighten up. Magicman!
  • Score: 1

3:22pm Wed 19 Mar 14

cynic3 says...

I think Amy Garcia has made an error in choice of main engine, poor old Harry's struggling a bit. Still I admit I wouldn't swop places with either of them.
I think Amy Garcia has made an error in choice of main engine, poor old Harry's struggling a bit. Still I admit I wouldn't swop places with either of them. cynic3
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