Raised over £251,000 in total! This included a hugely generous pledge to match fund all riders’ collections and donations from Sofa Sofa of £50,000 and £50,000 from RESOLVEit. With £222,730 donated to JDRF – the Type 1 medical research charity.
We’ve also donated to and a number of smaller donations and organisations helping us on the day:
- Wales Air Ambulance
- Pembrokeshire Blood Bikes
- Ysgol Pen-Y-Bryn
- Aphasic Cymru
- Bike Ability Wales
- Morello’s Marvels
- Tenby Sea Cadets
- Raglan Boys and Girls Club for their help in hosting us for a refreshment stop
- Burry Port RNLI for their help in hosting us for a refreshment stop
- Gower ton RFC for their help in hosting us for a refreshment stop
Weren’t we spoilt this year again, with 2500 riders and sunshine pretty much all the way, and a favourable wind to get us to Tenby in good time! The party in the harbour afterwards provided a lovely setting for a bite to eat and a well earned cool beer poured via the new super fast beer pumps!
In 2017, our fundraising campaign achieved £27,000 for our 2016 Charity JDRF. We were very grateful to our regular sponsors Resolve it, SofaSofa, Romilly Financial, Tredz, Bridgend Ford, Persimmon Homes, Urquhart-Dykes & Lord, BCB Adventure and Integral Geotechnique for their continued support. We were also delighted to welcome new sponsor AD Gas Services, ForeSite Surveyors, Digital Morphosis and Llanmor Homes on the CARTEN shirt for the first time. Thank you all very much for your very generous donations!