Introducing Leeds Cares Ambassador Lizzie Deignan

Former Road World Champion Lizzie Deignan has joined Leeds Cares as an Ambassador for the charity, supporting them as Official Fundraising Partner to the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. As a Yorkshire girl who was born in the Leeds General Infirmary, Lizzie is passionate about healthcare and supporting local causes.

She’s hoping to take part in this year’s Championships when they come to Yorkshire in September and once more take home the coveted rainbow jersey.

Lizzie said: “I’m a huge believer in sport and health working together to help us all lead healthier lives.  I look forward to working with Leeds Cares in their fundraising activities – driving exceptional health and wellbeing across Yorkshire and beyond.”

Lizzie is also encouraging people to sign up for the guaranteed Leeds Cares places in the Sportive, the amateur event that takes place alongside the championships. To sign up for your exclusive place, click here.

Watch Lizzie tell you in her own words why she’s supporting Leeds Cares: