South Wales law firm staff are teaming up with accountants to take part in their toughest charity challenge so far a gruelling 24-hour, non-stop-cycling event at Newport’s Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales.

Insight Law and Advantage Accountancy have gathered a team of six cyclists to compete in the Cyclone 24 event at the velodrome over the weekend of October 20 and 21.

Cyclone 24, the UK's only 24-hour velodrome challenge, sees 24 teams of six compete in relay over 24 hours from noon to noon. The event is being staged to raise money for Newport-based St David’s Hospice Care.

Experienced cyclist and seasoned charity fund raiser Insight Law’s Paul Jones said: “There is no doubt this will be the hardest charity fund raising event we’ve taken part in to date.

“We’re there to compete and Insight Law and Steve Bickerton’s people from Advantage will be looking to make a determined challenge for honours and raise loads of money for St David’s Hospice Care.”

Insight Law, based at Cardiff Gate Business Park which has Newport-based St David’s Hospice Care as its nominated charity, most recently competed in the Monmouth Raft Race and a host of other fundraising activities for the charity, including a 180-mile cycle (stationary Watt bike), bake sale and a chicken nugget eating contest.

Cyclone 24 is sponsored by branding and design agency Stills. There are two Cyclone 24 cups up for grabs - the overall winner and the corporate cup

Event organiser and keen cyclist Steve Sulley, who is taking part in Cyclone 24, said: “This event has really grabbed people’s imagination and we have had entries from some fabulous teams.

“The event is designed for riders of all abilities, from complete beginners to the more accomplished cyclist. However, to get you ready for riding on a course at 42 degree angle at a constant 18 mph and on a machine with no brakes, we advise on some practise in the run up to the challenge.

“For those new to the velodrome track we offer a complimentary induction session ahead of the challenge. Each rider must complete the minimum of an induction session or stage 1 accreditation ahead of the challenge in order to take part.”

Steve, from Newport, said: “St David's Hospice Care were just so fantastic in the care that they gave to my late mum Janet in the two weeks before her recent passing at their marvellous in patient hospice in Malpas, Newport.”

Tania Ansell, of St David’s Hospice Care, said: “Cyclone 24 is a very well established and highly-regarded team relay cycling challenge event. We’re extremely pleased to have been selected as the nominated charity and to play our part in helping to deliver this prestigious event at the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome.

“It’s encouraging that so many teams have signed up for this niche event and to have Insight Law and Advantage Accountancy on board and raring to compete in what is a really challenging event.”

Among other teams joining Insight Law to compete in the Cyclone 24 event are: Tiny Rebel, Newport Social Cycling, Wilmot Dixon, Llanmoor Homes, Cardiff Tri, Griffiths Private Wealth, Development Bank For Wales, UCY Cycling and HSBC.

The standard entry fee is £999 for a team of six.

Accredited riders and those who have previously participated in Cyclone24 do not need to attend a taster session.

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