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Doing the hundred for Team Evsy

Doing the hundred for Team Evsy

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.

To all `Team Evsy Cycle Ride Riders:

Please note the following information prior to the race on Sunday 21st October 2018:

  • Car Parking – The only permitted parking for vehicles will be at South Wales Police (SWP) Waterton Site – Bikes can then be ridden to the start at SWP HW on Cowbridge Road, Bridgend;
  • There will be toilet facilities at the race start at SWP HQ – Entry will be permitted for riders wearing a race number;
  • Registration will be open from 07.00 hrs at the SWP HQ Site;
  • The start time will be at 08.00 hrs and riders will depart in waves of 25 approx every 10 minutes;
  • There will be feed stations at the following points on the route – At the top of Bwlch Mountain at approx. 20 miles; At Porthcawl Fire Station at approx. 50 miles and at Llantwit Major Fire Station at approx. 70 miles. Please be aware that some donated food at the feed stations may contain traces of nuts;
  • There will be a sweep vehicle picking up riders towards the end of the day when the light starts to fail.

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