This August, a group of 13 cyclists from Newcastle Emlyn will be taking on a challenge of such epic proportion that it has to date never been completed!
The team will cycle 600 miles around Wales over 7 days to raise much needed funds for the Fire Fighters Charity and Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales.
Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales provides specialist therapy and treatment to children across Wales living with cerebral palsy. The charity not only supports the children but gives families advice and help if they need it. Cerebral palsy is one of the most common disabilities in children and affects an estimated 1,800 children in Wales.
“It will be a great event but also very challenging with nearly 35,000 ft of climbing to achieve over 7 days. It will be by far the biggest challenge I have ever attempted to do!” explains cycle organiser and grandparent to a child who attends the Bobath Wales centre, Dylan Walters.
Dylan is no stranger to the fundraising world. He was recently awarded the Wales Volunteer of the Year Award, and along with his wife Mandy, was given the title of Bobath Wales Ambassador. To date, he has raised more than £30,000 for the charity and hopes that people will support him with this new challenge too.
Starting and finishing at the fire station in Newcastle Emlyn, the route will take the team along the outskirts of Wales, with the team sleeping in fire stations along with way.
To fundraise for the event, Dylan and friends have held epic 12 hour spinathons, cake stalls, quiz nights and more… racing towards their final fundraising target of £2,500 for each charity.
Rachel Morgan, Head of Income Generation at Bobath Wales said, “We would like to thank each and every rider in the team who has agreed to take part in this mammoth event! You are all well on your way to raising a fantastic amount and it is such an inspirational thing to do. We are very grateful to Dylan for organising the event in aid of Bobath Wales. Best of luck!”
The cycle ride will start on the 12th August and run until the 18th August.