The Men of Harlech Bike Challenge is a 3 day cycle challenge covering 190 miles from just north of Harlech ending up at Cardiff City Stadium.
Riders are challenged to complete the distance and raise valuable sponsorship to help Cardiff City FC Foundation to improve the outcomes for young people who are not in education or training (NEET) by supporting the delivery of interventions to address the problem.
We assemble and travel North on Sunday 16th July before commencing the ride early Monday morning. The three day ride will see participants arrive back in Cardiff on Wednesday, 19th July.
The ride is fully supported with team captains and support provided by our long term partner Tredz – Wales’ leading cycle store. All accommodation is provided leaving you to concentrate on the stunning Welsh countryside.
Tredz will also be helping with pre ride training helping everyone to be ready for the hills of Mid Wales.
The Foundation’s first ever Men Of Harlech Bike Challenge got underway on Wednesday 14th August 2016.
A total of 17 riders made up of staff, fans, partners and beneficiaries cycled from North to South over a three-day period, tackling a climb of over 10,000 feet. Over £5,500 was raised to help tackle inequalities in sports participation, encouraging more disabled people, women & girls, children from BME communities, and children living in poverty to take part in sport.
National Director of New Directions Education Howard Burge took part in last years event and had the following to say:
“Last years event involved a tough few months of training, but the motivation to get involved again this year was easy for me and I’ve seen first hand the impact the Foundation can have throughout local communities, and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the 2016 ride.”
Jamie Davies, South Wales area Manager for Tredz has been extremely supportive of the Foundation’s ambition to add it’s own bike challenge in the fundraising calendar, he said the following:
“It’s an honour for us to be able to support the Foundation in it’s quest to not only start a bike challenge of it’s own, but also in tackling inequalities and providing more opportunities for people of all kinds of backgrounds across South Wales.”
Foundation Director Gavin Hawkey expressed his gratification about the event:
“It’s fantastic that our staff, partners, friends of the Foundation and beneficiaries alike are all so proactive in helping the Foundation expand its reach. This year’s event will again be a difficult task, which it needs to be in order to get people to donate and help us improve the outcomes for young people who are not in education or training.”
For further details please contact Huw Day by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07580 380 422.