Bridgend Ford is proudly supporting calls for keen cyclists to sign up to a 100-mile and 57-mile bike ride, in memory of a South Wales Police officer.
PC Mike Evans lost his battle to a terminal brain tumour in May 2017 and two years on from the initial idea of a charity cycle for the dad-of-two, “Doing the Hundred for #TeamEvsy” will return once again on Sunday 21st October 2018 for the third consecutive year.
Around 200 of the constable’s colleagues, friends and supporters took part in last year’s event, raising money for Headfirst For Brain Tumour Research @ Velindre.
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 branded vehicles, courtesy of Bridgend Ford.
The entry fee is a mere £39.76 (inc. booking fee) which is substantially less than other organised bike rides. There will also be a medal and t-shirt for all of the finishers on the day.