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Raise a glass for the Tour de Travellers

Tour de Travellers sets off from the Travellers Inn, Hipperholme, with organiser Phil Ward, front centre.

Tour de Travellers sets off from the Travellers Inn, Hipperholme, with organiser Phil Ward, front centre.

Pubs in Hipperholme have tapped into the Tour de France spirit with a Tour de Travellers event.

The four-mile tour of the village saw 32 punters from the Travellers Inn walk and cycle a route which also took in the Dusty Miller and the White Horse.

The tour also raised between £500 and £600 for Overgate Hospice in Elland.

Philip Ward, manager of the Travellers Inn, said: “They were mostly regulars and we had a few serious cyclists too, although some people walked their dogs.

“The weather was bang on for it and the pubs opened early so everyone could pop in for refreshments.

“We’ve already had a request for it to be done again in two or three months’ time.

“Everyone enjoyed it, thought it was different and said it helped bring the community together.”

The event also saw the launch of the Hipperholme real ale walk.

Seven local pubs - The Travellers Inn, The Hare and Hounds, The White Horse, The Whitehall Hotel, The Dusty Miller, The Old Pond and The Cock O’the North - have all signed up to the new trail.

Mr Ward added: “The tour also helped develop the real ale trail.

“The two things connect up as I realised we’ve got a good real ale trail while organising the Tour de Travellers - it came up accidentally.

“There are a lot of good pubs around here and hopefully we’ll all get good business out of it by keeping people in the local area.

“We’ve got six other pubs who have signed up to it.”

For more information about the Hipperholme real ale walk, call Philip on 01422 202494.

 
 
 

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