Following the success of Monkey Monopoly in 2007 and 2008, Bankstone’s charity fundraising antics for 2009 are sticking with the general concept of careering around Yorkshire on Monkey Bikes – but with an excitingly different theme this time.

It is a little known fact that over 120 major movies have been filmed on location in Yorkshire. These include the Harry Potter films, Brassed Off, The Full Monty, Little Voice, Kes, Brideshead Revisited, Calendar Girls, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, The Railway Children and many more besides.

So over the weekend of the 11th and 12 of July this year Bankstone and friends will be taking to the road again on their Monkey Bikes and visiting some of the county’s most famous film locations. At each one they will be recreating a famous scene shot there.

With over 400 miles to cover in two days, they will be filming against the clock, using a selection of props, riders and of course the Monkey Bikes themselves. Any one for Brideshead on Monkey Bikes?!

Further details of the films and stops on the route will be available nearer the time. Once again the county-wide tour will raise money for an excellent cause – helping keep the Yorkshire Air Ambulances flying.

Anyone wishing to support excellent cause can make a donation at

If you would like to take part – or offer your support in any other way – please contact Bankstone’s Dickon Tysoe.


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