AFTER the huge success of ‘Zip the Pepper Pot’ in 2019, Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice is holding a new zip wire event in Ilkley for 2020.

Community fundraiser Karen Jones, said: “On Sunday, July 26th, we are daring participants to climb the iconic ‘cow’. The brave participants’ next challenge is to climb the launch tower on top of the cow before jumping off and sliding 270m down Ilkley Moor at speeds of up to 40mph, taking in spectacular views of Wharfedale……if they dare open their eyes!

“People who took part in the pepper pot event last year loved it, and raised an amazing £50,000 for Manorlands Hospice at the same time! It costs us approximately £540,000 to provide services to people in the LS29 area, and we are hoping that ‘Zip the Cow’ will massively help get us closer to that amount.

“In 2019 we know that over half of the participants lived within sight of the pepper pot, and so we are hoping for a huge turnout from all our Ilkley supporters this year.

“To find out more information or sign up, be sure to head straight over to the event page

“Our partners for the event are Bradford District Council and The Cow and Calf pub and restaurant, but as yet we have not secured event sponsors for this event, which will have their company name featured on all publicity materials. Anyone interested in finding out more about sponsorship opportunities should contact Karen Jones on 01535 640430 or email”