Bridgend Ford is proudly supporting calls for keen cyclists to sign up to a 100-mile bike ride, in memory of a South Wales Police officer.
PC Mike Evans lost his battle with terminal cancer in May and a year on from a charity cycle for the dad-of-two, “Doing the Hundred for #TeamEvsy” will return on Sunday 22nd October.
Around 200 of the constable’s colleagues, friends and supporters took part in last year’s event, raising money for Headfirst Velindre Brain Tumour appeal.
Organiser Ian Greenman, Area Manager at South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We were overwhelmed by the support for last year’s #TeamEvsy bike ride and we feel this year’s event will be a fitting tribute to a great man.
“We’d love to see even more people taking part this year, even if it’s just encouraging the riders from the side of the road.”
The 100-mile route will start and finish at South Wales Police Headquarters in Bridgend and see riders travel through Rhondda, the Bwlch Mountain, Port Talbot and the Vale of Glamorgan. However, entrants will also have the option of completing a 57 mile route.
There’ll be designated “feed stations” along the route, with local Fire Stations used as rest and refuel points for tired legs. Also accompanying cyclists will be two “Team Sky” branded vehicles, courtesy of Bridgend Ford.Entry is available before and on the day, with riders are asked to donate £30 plus an entry fee.