Istanbul to Leeds

Today the Jane Tomlinson Appeal will announce its latest challenge for summer 2010.

On 25th July, Mike and Rebecca Tomlinson will lead a group of cyclists on an incredible 2,500 mile ride from Istanbul to Leeds.

Following on from the highly successful 'End to End' cycle in 2008, this challenge has the potential to become one of the toughest but most inspirational events Jane Tomlinson Appeal has done in recent years.

Mike, Rebecca and the team will cycle through 12 countries, including Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Belgium, during the five week challenge before arriving home in Leeds on Monday 30th August.

Mike Tomlinson said: "Every couple of years the appeal looks to take on an exciting new challenge and I think it's safe to say this is just that!

At today's launch in Millennium Square, Mike and Rebecca will reveal the team of cyclists who will join them for the 5 week challenge.

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal would like to thank the events primary sponsors Pocklington Steel and Framecraft Services limited for their support. Along with ASD Westock, Gatorade and CNP.