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Rugby lads raise £2,200 cycling Wales in a day

 
Created on 30/07/2017 @ 10:20
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Four local former and current Newtown Rugby Club members have raised over £2,200 for charity taking part in the 185 mile Wales in a Day cycling event from Caernarfon to Chepstow.

Bob Jones, Mark Jones, Craig Thomas and Joe Murray set off on the challenging route and passed through Newtown where they were greeted by friends and family.

They arrived at the finish in Chepstow 17 hours after leaving Caernarfon, having completed over 70,000 pedal turns and cycled up the equivalent height of Snowdon nearly 5 times over.
 
“This is the fifth year we have taken on some sort of cycle event, and we all agreed this was hardest challenge we had undertaken, both physically and mentally, but were kept going by the stunning Welsh scenery around every corner," said Bob.

“The generosity of all those who sponsored us has once again exceeded all expectations; we are extremely grateful to all who have contributed and would like to say a massive thank you to everyone for their unwavering support. Also, special thanks to Station Couriers UK Ltd for their generous contribution and sponsorship of the team jerseys.

"We would also like to thank Chris Thomas, Gareth Jones and Carl and Dewi Hyde for their motorised support in getting us to and from the start and finish, as well as providing much appreciated support along the route."

In completing the challenge, the team have raised over £2,200 for Wales Air Ambulance and Pancreatic Cancer UK, two fantastic charities that rely on donations to continue their life saving work. If you would still like to donate, the online fundraising page will remain open for a couple more weeks: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/wiad2017.

Photo: Craig Thomas, Joe Murray, Bob Jones and Mark Jones cross the finish line


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