Fundraisers from JFC Agri cycled 166 miles to raise over £6k for R.A.B.I, Riding for the Disabled (RDA) and The DPJ Foundation.
In 2018, fundraisers from JFC completed a 200-mile cycle from Tuam, County Galway, to Oswestry, Shropshire, in just two days. They upped their game for 2019 by adding an extra day and 100 more miles to their journey.
To celebrate the third year of their cycling challenge, the organisers arranged three events for the JFC Agri staff across England and Wales. The Welsh team kicked off the challenge by tackling the Welsh Ironman course – 71 miles with 8,175ft of coastal climbs.
“I’m so proud of our customers and friends of JFC who came together to take on the Tenby Ironman route,” said Sue Taylor, National Sales Manager, who took part in the challenge.
“We met at 8am at the start of the course, apart from Fraser Jones and Matt Chesters, both new to riding this year, who rode 40 miles to meet us, taking their total to 112 miles!”
The group took on Kiln Park Hill, Narberth Hill, and finished with a 17% incline near Wiseman’s Bridge.
Sue added: “Coached by John Davies, we put pure grit and determination into successfully getting to the top. Before we knew it we were freewheeling back to the start where tins of black carling were a very welcomed tonic indeed.”
A week later, the North Shropshire team tackled 95 miles and 7,500ft of climbs around Lake Vyrnwy in wet weather. The group was led by Neil Mainwaring and Hugh Pinney, who founded the annual JFC cycling challenge in 2018.
The final event is planned for September 5, where the company’s newest riders, who picked up the hobby at the start of lockdown, will cover a 23-mile route through the Cotswolds.