Caldicot choir cycling 210 miles for charity
5:27pm Thursday 10th July 2014 in Monmouthshire news
MEMBERS of the Caldicot Male Voice Choir are cycling 210 miles in aid of Prostate Cymru.
The team were due to leave Fishguard today and arrive at Caldicot on Saturday. There are 29 riders, 10 of which belong to the male voice choir taking the route along B roads and cycle paths.
The second day from Llanelli to Brecon will see Ray Giles, the former Wales rugby international, join the ride.
The choir’s chosen charity is Prostate Cymru, which aims to fight against all prostate diseases, especially benign prostate disease (BPH) and prostate cancer.
The choir have already raised £1,700 and hope to raise another £5,000.
A Shirenewton based company, J and W Fabrications, have created a bike trailer especially for the team which can hold 16 bikes, which they donated to the choir on Monday evening.
Lyndon Gauntlett, member of the choir, said: “We hope to raise a few thousand from the bike ride. Last year’s ride raised around £6,000 for the Victims of Chernobyl Children’s Trust.
“It’s great that J and W have supplied us with the bike trailer., it cost a few thousand and three months or so to make it.The majority of riders will be riding the three days and a few riders will meet them in Brecon and ride along the Taff Trail cutting through Newport and into Caldicot”
The choir have already held an eight hour bike ride and will host a charity golf day in September.