Meet Jason Budd. Climber, clock repairer, bike packer, tour guide, coach, professional Yorkshireman and all round good bloke.
Jas in his natural environment
Despite his mental calendar, over the August Bank holiday weekend Jason is doing something pretty amazing for the Mend Our Mountains Cut Gate appeal and advocacy in general.
He’s going to ride from the Dales Bike Centre to the Hope Valley, linking up as many of the crown jewels of the various advocacy groups as possible on the way. It’s an ace plan and we can’t thank Jason enough for taking it on. He’s already helped out with the Dolly Mixer and will be at the Steel Valley Ride this weekend too. The man’s an advocacy machine. Anyway, over to Mr Budd himself
Over the August bank holiday I will be cycling from the Dales Bike Centre in Reeth to Cafe Adventure in the Hope Valley in Derbyshire.
I intend to do this using as many bridleways as possible calling by the MTB advocacy areas of Hebden Bridge (Ride Calderdale), Marsden (Ride Kirklees) and finishing off in Hope (Peak District Mtb)
I will be doing this with no accommodation booked en-route, no support vehicle. Just my bike and bikepacking kit and see how it goes.
Please help to raise the necessary funds to support the BMC Mend Our Mountains campaign to repair the path over the bog of doom on the famous Cut Gate bridleway.
This bridleway is one of the most fantastic and beautiful routes in the UK, stretching in the south from Ladybower, over the wild moorland tops to Langsett in the north. We need to raise £75 000 to carry out the work to lay a path through the bogs of doom Every metre of bridleway will cost £250 so every little helps..
Why not stick a few pennies in the pot? Visit his justgiving page to find out more