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A group from North Wales are cycling 1,400 miles to Gibraltar for charity

On 19th May, Wrexham based financial adviser Richard Williams and seven other cyclists left Wrexham on a thirteen day sponsored cycle ride to Gibraltar.

Over 13 days the group will be cycling a total of 1,400 miles and completing over 60,000 feet of climb. The route will take the team through some gruelling terrain including crossing the Pyrenees containing a climb equivalent to climbing the height of Snowdon twice in one day.

Richard and the other cyclists are taking on this task to fundraise for four important local charities, Marie Curie, Hope House, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

Laura Ellis-Bartlett, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser for North East Wales, said:

“Thank you very much to everyone at Williams Financial Planning for the support they have given the local Marie Curie nurses over the last twelve months. With their support, Marie Curie nurses are able to continue to provide vital care and support when it’s needed most.

“It has been great to be a part of this fantastic journey as Richard and the other cyclists prepare for their challenge. We wish them all the very best of luck for their cycle and look forward to hearing all about it on their triumphant return.”

Over the years Williams Financial Planning of Wrexham have completed a number of cycling challenges from around Wales in eight days to their epic ride from Wrexham to Monte Carlo. Thanks to the generosity and support of local people, these events have raised over £30,000 to support the vital work of Hope House, Sparks, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Bloodwise.

You can follow their progress on Richard’s blog The Reluctant Cyclist: