Fundraisers from JFC completed a 200 mile cycle from Tuam, Ireland, to Oswestry, Shropshire, in two days to raise funds for R.A.B.I and Riding for Disabled Association.
The team’s ride across three counties wasn’t without incident. The day before they were due to set off, the cyclists who had travelled to the starting point Ireland found that the airline had forgotten to load their bikes!
Fortunately, the fundraisers were reunited with their bikes and they continued planned.
Their journey began at JFC’s headquarters in Tuam. JFC’s Sue Taylor and Dave Curley, accompanied by Stephanie Pierre, Matt Corcoran and Frank Conway, trekked 100 miles to the ferry port in Dublin where Frank waved them off.
On the other side of the crossing, Shropshire Farmers Neil Mainwaring and Hugh Pinney joined the team. They rode through the Welsh countryside and tackled the hardest part of their journey: the 1,118ft climb out of Betws-Y-Coed.
Becky Davies, R.A.B.I regional manager for North Wales, met the group at Rhug Estate, where they took a break for lattes and flapjacks. She cheered them on as they set out to finish the final section of their journey.
The six cyclists crossed the finish line at their manufacturing site in Shropshire ahead of schedule.
Sue Taylor said: “As a company we our passionate about the industries we work in, and we strive to support both the agriculture and equine sectors with innovative solutions. Both our chosen charities make a huge difference to people’s lives throughout the UK at any stage of their lives.”