A HOLIDAY park near Thirsk has raised more than £400 for Freddie's Fight after hosting its own Tour de Yorkshire event.

York House Holiday Park held a bike ride, race night and raffle to celebrate the official cycle race and to raise funds for Freddie’s Fight, which is trying to reach a £250,000 target to send three-year-old Freddie Thompson to America for pioneering treatment for aggressive neuroblastoma.

The 18-mile ‘Tour de York House’, led by the park’s manager John Reay, featured 13 cyclists of various ages and abilities including lodge owner Sue Watson, who had just returned from competing in the ITU World Championship sprint duathlon in Pontevedra, Spain.

Ms Watson decided to join in the fun at York House rather than taking a well-earned rest after coming fifth in her age group at the world championships.

The charity riders rode through the Moors passing Dalton, Thirsk and Sowerby, including a pit-stop for refreshments.

Mr Reay said: “We had a fantastic day taking part in our own cycle race before watching the professionals later on in the day.

"Thank you to everyone that took part and helped us raise a fantastic amount for such a worthwhile cause.”