Fundraisers from agricultural manufacturing company JFC Agri are all set for their annual cycling challenge. To mark the third year of the challenge, the company have organised three events throughout August to raise funds for three charities: R.A.B.I, Riding for the Disabled, 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.
This year’s challenge will take a different form. There are three events planned for staff members of different ability levels. Each event will take place virtually with participants completing their miles in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
On August 8, the company’s newest riders, who picked up the hobby at the start of lockdown, will cover a 23-mile virtual route through the Cotswolds with an elevation of 1,250ft. A week later on August 15, the Welsh team will tackle the Welsh Ironman course of 109 miles and 8,175ft of coastal climbs.
The Shropshire cyclists will round off the fundraising challenge on August 21 with a 95-mile, 7,300ft virtual tour of Lake Vyrnwy. Neil Mainwaring and Hugh Pinney, who founded the annual JFC cycling challenge, will lead this final effort.
Find out more and support the JFC team on their Just Giving page.