Cwmbran fireman cycles up Blorenge 15 times for charity



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A CWMBRAN fireman has raised over £400 for charity after cycling up the Blorenge 15 times.

Allen Cameron, 39, took part in the Tumbleup4life challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK at 5am on Saturday.

Around 70 people took part in the event with the aim to complete 15 climbs before 8pm .

Mr Cameron, who works as a fireman in Cwmbran, said: “I think I was one of five people to actually complete the full 15 climbs but it was much harder than I thought.”

The climb started in Llanfoist and the top of the Blorenge is reached 6km.

Each climb and descent in total is around nine miles long and so Mr Cameron cycled 135 miles.

He said: “I completed the first 13 miles straight away, but I got off the bike at 4pm suffering with exhaustion.

“I had four cups of tea with sugar for an energy boost, before setting off again and finishing the challenge at 7.45pm.”

He originally aimed to raise £100, but smashed his target and so far has raised £445 for the charity.

Allen said: ‘We all have people close to us who have been affected by cancer and this was nothing compared to the daily challenges that people with Cancer have to overcome every day.

“This was my first time at doing it and now I aim to do it every year as it’s for such a good cause.”

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