Cycling Club Raises Money for Local Charity

Gower Riders Cycling Club members have been digging deep to raise money for a local charity.

The club managed to raise £141 for the Swansea Carers Centre during its annual fancy dress cyclo-cross race at Penyrheol Leisure Centre.

The event saw club members take part in a series of races over a wet and muddy course with riders needing to negotiate several obstacles and steep hills in the process.

Riders of all ages took part, with the club’s youngest members taking part in a special balance bike race as well as races for older children and adults.

Proceeds from the event will now be donated to the Swansea Carers Centre, which will help the charity continue its work of providing practical and emotional support to adult carers across Swansea.

Gower Riders’ Chairwoman, Kathryn Elias said:
“Whilst our primary focus as a club is on providing recreational and competitive cycling opportunities for youngsters, we are also mindful of the importance of supporting good causes in our community.

It was wonderful to see the whole club come together to raise money for this great charity The age range of those taking part spanned 50 years, which showed perfectly that this is a club for everyone.”

Ifor Glyn, Executive Director of Swansea Carers Centre said:
“We are really grateful to Gower Riders Cycling Club for this very generous donation. It will certainly help us to continue our work across South West Wales and we are thrilled to hear that so many people took part in this event and had great fun in the process.”

The donation to Swansea Carers Centre is the latest charitable donation made by Gower Riders as a result of the annual event. Previous charities to have benefited have included Golau Cancer Foundation and Blood Bike Wales.

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