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Wrexham cyclists take on epic 13 day cycling challenge for charity

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018.

A team of cyclists have embarked on an epic cycling challenge in the name of charity.

Wrexham based financial adviser Richard Williams and seven other cyclists set off from Wrexham on Saturday 19th May to cycle a total of 1,400 miles to Gibraltar.

The group have taken on the sponsored cycle ride to fundraise for four important local charities, Marie Curie, Hope House, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

During their 13 day trek the team will complete over 60,000ft of climb as part of their route – which will take them through some gruelling terrain including crossing the Pyrenees containing a climb equivalent to climbing the height of Snowdon twice in one day.

Laura Ellis-Bartlett, Marie Curie community fundraiser for North East Wales, said: “Thank you very much to everyone at Williams Financial Planning for the support they have given the local Marie Curie nurses over the last twelve months.

“With their support, Marie Curie nurses are able to continue to provide vital care and support when it’s needed most.

“It has been great to be a part of this fantastic journey as Richard and the other cyclists prepare for their challenge. We wish them all the very best of luck for their cycle and look forward to hearing all about it on their triumphant return.”

Over the years Williams Financial Planning of Wrexham have completed a number of cycling challenges from around Wales in eight days to their epic ride from Wrexham to Monte Carlo.

Thanks to the generosity and support of local people, these events have raised over £30,000 to support the vital work of Hope House, Sparks, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Bloodwise.

To support their challenge and donate, please visit  the team’s fundraising page. You can follow their progress on Richard’s blog The Reluctant Cyclist here.

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