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.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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