Cyclists complete epic Welsh coast to coast ride for GroceryAid

Coast to Coast GroceryAid cyclists

Sixty industry colleagues completed this year’s GroceryAid Welsh Coast to Coast Cycle, raising over £60,000 for the charity in the process.

The 348km course from north to south Wales was completed in three days, with the riders rolling into Cardiff on 13 July.

The participants had to overcome challenging weather on day one and were able to enjoy the stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park and the Brecon Beacons during the ride. By the end of the journey each cyclist had clocked up a staggering 5,000m of climbs.

The wholesale and convenience sectors were well represented with Bestway boss Dawood Pervez and OneStop MD Jonny McQuarrie among those taking part.

Booker Commercial Director Andrew Thompson said it was a “fantastic Coast to Coast event” that was “as always, quite brilliantly organised”.

The sum raised from the event, which was sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners, will allow the charity to provide 70 crisis grants for working colleagues.

There is still time to contribute to the riders’ fundraising page.

The Coast to Coast Cycle will return in 2020 with a date and route to be confirmed. Register your interest by emailing events@groceryaid.org.uk or by calling 01252 875925.