Some of the C2E team completed a trial run of Stage 1 - from Caerphilly to Ludlow (and back again).
After a night stop over supporting the Welsh football team and the British and Irish Lions, the select team members were suitably fed and watered to complete a gruelling 2000m of climbing over 240+ km
C2Cycling is a group of amateur cyclists from across South Wales who have come together every two years since 2015 to complete long distance rides for charity.
Established by cyclists Mark McGregor, Simon Rees and Gareth Williams, more than six years ago, the team, now including Nick Robbins are behind the gruelling endeavours and have continued C2Cycling to have fun, push themselves and raise money for worthy causes all at the same time.
C’est la vie
In 2015 six riders and two support drivers set out from Velindre in Cardiff before heading across the Channel to complete a 515 km ride to Paris.
By 2017 word had got out amongst keen cyclists in South Wales and another eight riders joined to make a 14-strong crew pedalling from Cardiff to Paris that year.
Two years later the 2019 ride saw 24 cyclists and four support drivers set off from Cardiff to pedal for four days before finishing the last 124 km in glorious sunshine down the Champs Elysee in Paris.
Over the last six years the team has cycled a total of 23,690 km - the equivalent of pedalling to Argentina and back - with more than 180 team breakfasts and only six punctures.
For the last three rides the C2Cycling team has raised in excess of £44,000 for Wales-based cancer charity, Velindre. This has gone towards helping the charity fund the huge cost of training specialist nurses who offer physical, psychological and emotional support to families affected by cancer.
Now they’re doing it again.
But this time it’s castle to castle as the C2Cycling team attempts a gruelling 636 km journey through three home nations from Cardiff to Edinburgh to raise much-needed cash for South Wales’ charities, Velindre Cancer Centre and Latch Children’s Cancer Charity.
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