We are so proud that CWA is to be this years recipient of this fundraising event.
The Tour De Galles is an annual cycling challenge undertaken by a group largely living or working in Cardiff. It started as a one-off event to ride from Holyhead to Cardiff in 2013, but succeeding in this spurred the majority on to return 12 months later and in subsequent years.
The initial inspiration was one participant looking to raise funds and promote awareness of a charity close to his heart, and every year we have sought to benefit different charities with an emphasis on something local or personal. Co-organiser Paul Tambini said, “Last year we supported the Welsh Refugee Council, and when it came to selecting a charity we once again wanted to challenge stereotypes. Once Cardiff Women’s Aid was suggested, the feeling amongst the team was that being able to benefit a worthy cause within the city was an easy decision to make”.
This year’s event is going to be the hilliest yet, with the participants climbing the equivalent of scaling Snowdon twice each day. The other organiser and course designer Rhys Bebb added, “Of course we all enjoy ourselves when out in the saddle, and a bike is a fantastic way to explore the country. However, I am always keen to keep everyone on their toes and we will be taking on several famous climbs such as the Devil’s Staircase, which is legendary in cycling circles. No matter how much we suffer, the sense of achievement is fantastic and reminds us that we are out there hopefully generating funds for an important charity”