Staff from manufacturing company JFC are on route to their factory in Galway, Ireland, where they will start their three day cycle ride, covering 300 miles back to their headquarters in Oswestry, Shropshire.
The challenge is in aid of R.A.B.I and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).
Last year, JFC fundraisers cycled 200 miles in two days from Tuam to Oswestry, crossing three countries on their way. Determined to make this year’s challenge bigger and better, the team have added an extra 100 miles to their journey!
Starting tomorrow, twelve cyclists will make their way from Galway to Dublin before crossing the Irish sea to Holyhead in Wales. A further seven fundraisers will join for a challenging ride through Snowdonia to finish the journey at their Oswestry offices at the end of the third day.
Sue Taylor, head of sales, said: “We are more than proud to support two such important causes as R.A.B.I and RDA – each performing vital work particularly in the agricultural and equestrian sectors where we know so many people.
“With the growing awareness of mental health issues affecting farmers and rural communities in general, it seemed fitting to support both charities.”