Eleven staff from manufacturing company JFC cycled 300 miles from Galway to Oswestry, covering three countries in just three days, to raise £6,505 for R.A.B.I and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).
Starting at their offices in Galway, the group cycled down part of the Wild Atlantic Way, taking in sights such as the Sky Road, Kylemore Abbey and Lough Nafooyey. They made their way to the Dublin port where they crossed the Irish Sea to Holyhead in Wales. On the final day, the team were joined by seven more cyclists as they tackled Snowdonia’s tough terrain to return to their headquarters in Oswestry, Shropshire.
JFC’s head of sales Sue Taylor said: “It was so Inspiring, riding together for 8 hours a day and looking out for each other. There was lots of laughter on the way, we’ve made life time friendships and finished feeling like a family.”
Sue completed the full 300 mile trip alongside Neil Mainwaring, Hugh Pinney, Drew McWhinnie, David Curley, Frank Conway, Justin Rees, Rosie Bradbury, John Richardson, Liz Powell and Steph Pierre.
Sue added: “The highlight for me was Llanberis Pass, Pen Y Pass and Nant Peris in Snowdonia – 7km of spectacular climbing and once you’ve stared there is no going back! It never relents, with the sharpest bit being at the end where it ramps up to a 12% gradient. It’s regarded as one of the UK tougher climbs.
“As soon as we reached the top we jumped off and cheered the next team member up. Our team spirit was sky high!”