A huge thank you to all of our North Wales Coast Bikeathon 2013 riders – you helped make the day an incredible success, raising an amazing £17,000 for our life-saving research to help us achieve 100% survival and 100% quality of life for all blood cancer patients.
This year’s bikeathon was in memory of Shaun Rice, a leukaemia sufferer and Branch supporter, who sadly lost his fight on 12.12.12 after having complications from the bone marrow transplant in July. Over 300 fundraisers joined us at the picturesque coastal town of Prestatyn in North Wales to take on the challenge of cycling 26km along the Conwy Coastline.
The day kicked off with an inspiring speech from Martyn Rice (father of Shaun Rice). Followed by The Mayor of Prestatyn, Mr David Turner and the Mayor of Fflint, Mr Michael Moore, officially starting the race. Cyclists set off, while enjoying the stunning views of sea and sandy beaches.
We had terrific support from Better Bikes who donated their time and resources to ensure that punctures were fixed, brakes adjusted and that any mechanical issues were quickly solved.
We were also fortunate to have support from Slimming World, who provided free cereal bars. On the day their volunteers handed out refreshments and well deserved medals as cyclists finished their ride.
Decantae donated 300 bottles of water for our thirsty riders these were gratefully received, especially with the unexpected sunshine!
We also had a fantastic team of individuals from Mayquay Pub in Kinmel Bay. They have all been actively fundraising throughout the week and donated a meal for the winner of the Shaun Rice Tribute Trophy.
All the members of the Denbighshire and Flintshire Branch would like to thank everyone involved for all the hard work, fundraising efforts and sheer determination.
We really couldn’t have run such a successful event without the support and commitment from everyone who gave up their Saturday to come and help out!