Caldicot cyclists saddle up for charity ride
6:30pm Monday 18th March 2013 in Gwent news
MORE than 100 cyclists in Caldicot got on their bikes to complete a gruelling ride to raise funds for charity on Sunday.
Organisers said 119 entrants took to the saddle to compete in a 28- or 46- mile ride that followed routes through the villages of Undy, Redwick, Magor, Wentwood Forest, Itton, the Gwent Levels and the towns of Caldicot and Chepstow.
The third annual Spring Bicycle Ride was organised by St David’s Hospice Care and is one of many events held throughout the year to raise funds for the charity, which provides palliative care and support to families and those suffering with lifethreatening illnesses.
Kris Broome, of St David’s Hospice Care, said: “We had 119 entrants take part on a cold but dry morning.
“People of all ages completed the ride, which this year included Itton Common, in five hours.”
Mr Broome praised the efforts of volunteers who acted as marshals, in particular the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.
Forthcoming events include a 132-mile ride on June 8 and a 50-mile ride on September 28.