Cycle Somerset in style this summer to support HVH Arts

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A cycle ride? On the Jubilee bank holiday weekend? Yes please!

On Sunday 5th June 2022 – the last day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend – bicycle riders will line up and wait at Henstridge Airfield, Somerset, ready to tackle 30km, 60km or 100km of beautiful West Country scenery.

An aerial view of Henstridge general aviation airfield, showing the view from the runway to hills beyond
Henstridge Airfield on the Dorset/Somerset border, with its beautiful surrounding countryside

Who’s organising Ride4Hugo?

The Ride4Hugo cycle event is being organised in memory of Hugo Yaxley, nephew of actress and HVH Arts patron Helen McCrory OBE, by Hugo’s brother Tom Yaxley (a regular sportive cyclist), with support from an experienced charity team.

With three different distances (and mostly left-turns!) the ride is designed to appeal to families, experienced and new riders alike.

Hugo Yaxley holding up his bike with Ride4Hugo and supported charity brand logos
Hugo completed a charity cycle ride of his own for Place2Be in 2017

Both of these special people, Hugo and Helen, tragically passed away in 2021. Tom is determined to honour his brother’s and aunt’s memories, and is organising Ride4Hugo to raise money for four charities which were close to their hearts – including HVH Arts. (Thanks Tom, you’re amazing!)

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Helen McCrory OBE with HVH Arts CEO Debbi Clark
Helen McCrory OBE with HVH Arts CEO Debbi Clark

How do I get involved?

HVH Arts are thrilled to have the support of Tom and the Ride4Hugo team, and we’d all love you to sign up and join the ride on 5th June in Somerset.

Entrants can additionally opt to raise extra sponsorship for HVH Arts if they’d like to.

We’d also love it if you could simply share Ride4Hugo with someone who might like to take part.

Enter Ride4Hugo:

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Start raising sponsorship for HVH Arts:

Create your personal Ride4Hugo HVH fundraising page via our JustGiving campaign page, and start raising sponsorship for HVH Arts – or just donate what you can ❤️

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Download the press release HVH Arts – Cycling event to raise funds in memory of Hugo Yaxley and Helen McCrory OBE

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