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71-year-old cyclist takes on fundraising endurance challenge

A 71-year-old cyclist from Wrexham has completed a massive endurance challenge to raise funds for those living with dementia at a local care home.

Gerald Jones, who is a member of the Wrexham Roads Cycling Club completed a total of 108 miles with 10,500 feet of ascent across the Clwydian and Berwyn Mountains to raise £621.00 for the Residents’ Comfort Fund at the Chirk Court care home in Chirk.

Manager of the Clwyd Alyn Housing Association care home, Lisa Johnson said: “We were all incredibly humbled and moved by this great accomplishment.

“Gerald is a real hero and a dedicated advocate both for those individuals living with dementia, and with those supporting their care.

“The cycling challenge took place in dreadful weather conditions where he was riding in wind and rain throughout but Gerald’s personal passion, commitment and dedication kept him going up the Horseshow Pass, across the Berwyns and up to Moel Arthur and Moel Fammau in the Clwydian range.

“On behalf of all the residents and the staff here at Chirk Court, I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you for this inspiring, selfless achievement.”

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