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Harrogate mental health campaigner to host bike ride in memory of son

Steve Phillip (left) and his son Jordan (right).

A Harrogate man who has dedicated his life to campaigning about mental health is hosting a 'Cycle for Life' event next week.

Steve Phillip lost his son Jordan to suicide in December 2019, prompting him to launch ‘The Jordan Legacy.’

As part of the organisation, Steve now travels the country to deliver suicide prevention talks, activities and strategies. 

And next Friday (14th June), Steve’s ‘Cycle for Life’ fundraiser aims to raise money and increase awareness about the practical actions required to reduce preventable suicides in the UK.

Participants are invited to sign up to take on the 34-mile route – 34 being the age Jordan was when he took his own life.

Starting at Weetwood Hall Hotel near Horsforth, where Jordan lived, riders will follow a circular route to Wakefield, returning to the original start point.

At Thomson’s Yard in Wakefield, riders will stop for refreshments and a loo break, courtesy of Jordan’s former colleagues at the Independent Office for Police Conduct, before making their way back to Weetwood Hall Hotel. 

A spokesperson for the event said:

“Jordan is much missed by his colleagues and since his death, they have renamed their office tuck-shop and called in Jordan’s Place – it’s a place where some of them often spend a quiet few moments remembering their friend and colleague.

“All funds raised will go towards supporting the tour and its mission to help us move towards a ‘Zero Suicide Society’, which by our definition is one that is willing and able to do all it can to prevent all preventable suicides.”

To participate in the Cycle for Life, please email, including your full name and age to: hello@thejordanlegacy.com

You can donate to support this vital cause via this link

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