Posted: Sat 2nd Jul 2016

Wye Valley Motor Club Challenge Raises Funds For WAA

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jul 2nd, 2016

A motorcycle club will ride across Wales in a unique biking challenge to raise lifesaving donations for an all-Wales helicopter charity. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Wye Valley Motor Club raised £4,160 for Wales Air Ambulance last year by completing a unique bike challenge, and the club is hoping to raise even more this year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In July 2015, the club set up a charity challenge to raise money for WAA. The keen motorcyclists were tasked to find a motorbike that would cost them no more than £250, and refurbish the bikes until they were road worthy. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The £250 motorbikes were then taken on a journey from the borders of south-east Wales, starting at the Wye Knot Inn in Symonds Yat, to New Quay in Ceredigion. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Throughout their journey across the breadth of Wales, they stopped off at a variety of locations to gather donations in collection buckets. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This year the Wye Valley Bikers will complete the challenge again, but this year the charity challenge will be to refurbish a scooter to a theme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The renovated scooters will then be taken on a fundraising ride from Symond’s Yard to Swansea on the July 30, fundraising for the charity as they travel. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

After their journey across the country, the club will complete a lab at the Aberdare Races on their scooters before returning home. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Catrin Hall, Wales Air Ambulance Community Coordinator, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the Wye Valley Motor Club for their continuing support for Wales Air Ambulance. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“As a charity, we rely on kind donations to help us fund our operations. Their charity challenge last year raised enough to fund over two lifesaving missions. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Now the club is completing a challenge again for us this year, and we cannot thank them enough for their outstanding support.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



Spotted something? Got a story? Email News@News.Wales



More from Wales Air Ambulance

Caffi HEMS Surprises Regular Customer For 90th Birthday

Wales Air Ambulance

Media Volunteers Wanted At WAA

Wales Air Ambulance

Anglesey Charity Chair Run Is Flying Success

Wales Air Ambulance

Spring Clear-Out Keeps Helicopters Flying

Wales Air Ambulance

Record Number Of Runners Take Part In Darth Mannion For WAA

Wales Air Ambulance

Spring Clear-Out Keeps Helicopters Flying

Wales Air Ambulance

Latest from News.Wales

Anglesey Council Proposes Near 10% Increase in Council Tax

Anglesey Council

Public Toilet Charges in Ceredigion to Increase to 40p

Ceredigion Council

One of Ceredigion’s Four Household Waste Sites Facing Closure as Council Approves Budget

Ceredigion Council

Residents in Llantwit Major Furious Over “Overbearing” Portable Homes at Former School Site

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Merthyr Tydfil councillors warned council could “grind to a halt” without balanced budget

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Carmarthenshire Council Confident in Spending £17 Million on New Cycle Path by March 2025

Carmarthenshire Council