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Newcastle-based cycling holiday company, Saddle Skedaddle, is helping to ensure the long-term future of one of the country’s most popular cycling routes by donating a percentage of its sales to the maintenance and up-keep of the Sandstone Way in Northumberland.

Saddle Skedaddle donates 5p for every mile one of its customers completes on the Sandstone Way mountain bike trail, helping to raise hundreds of pounds. Saddle Skedaddle customers can also make a personal donation when booking their trip.

Paul Snedker, managing director of Saddle Skedaddle, said: “Making cycling accessible for all and supporting new cycling routes is something we’re very passionate about at Saddle Skedaddle.

“The new Sandstone Way mountain bike route in Northumberland has increased tourism in the area, providing an economic boost to local businesses and the wider tourism economy.

“Ensuring the long-term sustainability of trails like the Sandstone Way will encourage more people to get out on their bikes and experience the joy of cycling.”

Graham Vickers, a main partner of the Sandstone Way cycling route in Northumberland said: “Since the route launched in 2015, approximately 3,000 people every year cycle Sandstone Way. It’s become one of the UK’s most popular mountain bike routes and we rely on donations to maintain it.

“Saddle Skedaddle has been a long-time supporter and its financial contribution means more people will travel to the area to experience Sandstone Way, which is great news for the local economy and the future of the route.”

With more than 249 holidays in over 32 countries, Saddle Skedaddle is one of the UK’s leading cycling holiday companies. Experts in road, mountain bike and cycling adventures, Saddle Skedaddle also provide leisure and family cycling holidays in the UK, Europe and internationally.

Some of its new trips for 2018 include a road cycling holiday on The Azores largest island, São Miguel, a mountain bike adventure through Swaziland and some of the best single-track the alps has to offer on guided mountain bike trip through France and Italy.

For more information about Saddle Skedaddle, visit www.skedaddle.co.uk

For more information about the Sandstone Way and to make a donation, visit www.sandstoneway.co.uk

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