Pontypool bikers raise Air Ambulance cash in moped challenge
1:00pm Thursday 23rd August 2012 in News
A GROUP of bikers rode 360 miles from Pontypool to North Wales and back again over the weekend in aid of Wales Air Ambulance.
Around 25 people took part in the Mighty Moped Challenge wearing specially designed T-shirts and fancy dress to raise funds for the rescue service, which has helped people who take part in their hobby.
The group were inspired to raise money for the service after a group of rally drivers and co-drivers were involved in a nasty accident which resulted in one co-driver being airlifted to hospital.
The drivers were unaware the service relied on charitable donations and fundraising events, but are now keen to get involved whenever they can. Donations are still being collected for their weekend challenge, which started in Pontypool on Friday and ended back there on Sunday.
Paul Chapman who took part in the Mighty Moped Challenge said: "We all got a bit damp, it probably would have been better if we had jet skies.
"But we all arrived back in one piece and thankfully didn't have any major break downs.
" A couple of the vehicles seized up on route but started working again later. Everyone's bike made it back in one piece and so did we.
"We had an interesting mix of fancy dress costumes from Batman in the three-wheeler, to 70s glam and a cross between a fairy and a Welsh dragon."
For more information or to donate call Mr Chapman on 07860 482540 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org