Geraint Thomas Charity Ride
We are delighted to be able to announce an incredibly special event to be held at Denbigh Cricket Club.
On Saturday 30th July we can reveal that Olympic Gold Medal winning cyclist Geraint Thomas MBE , a member of the Team Sky professional cycling team competing in this year’s Tour de France, will be undertaking a gruelling charity cycle ride beginning in Cardiff and finishing at Denbigh Cricket Club’s Ystrad Road ground – a distance of some 170 miles.
The ride is part of a tribute to our long serving Club President Glyn Thomas who passed away earlier this year and who was involved with the club for many years. Glyn was a player for the club for many years and his two sons Eifion and Emyr (Slotter) and grandson Rhys all continued this fine tradition and will be looking to join in the ride in some capacity. This will most likely involve Eifion and his son Rhys actually cycling as much of the distance as possible while Slotter will be shouting abuse/encouragement from one of the support vehicles.
One of the main drivers behind the ride is Geraint’s girlfriend Sara – Glyn’s granddaughter who will be ‘assisting’ Geraint on the back seat of the tandem that will be their transport through their very own Tour de Cymru! Given that Geraint will be warming up for this ride by cycling the gruelling Tour de France from 2nd – 24th July we are sure Sara will be an important part of the tandem effort.
The ride is in aid of two charities close to the Thomas family – Alzheimers Research UK and The Stroke Association. All donations are welcome and to donate please visit: http://www.justgiving.com/teams/Taid Any help or donations would be greatly appreciated.
Geraint is appealing to interested cyclists who would like to take part in the ride, and cycle any distance they can manage to join the ride along the route, to contact Gayle Howells – email@example.com the route is as follows:
Merthyr (A4054) 07.30
Via Storey Arms
Brecon (A470) 09.00-10.00
Builth Wells (A470) 11.30-12.30
Welshpool (A483) 15.30-16.30
Corwen (A483 – A5) 19.00-19.30
Denbigh (A494 – A525) 21.00
There will be a grand arrival at Denbigh Cricket Club and the club are appealing to as many people as possible to make the effort to come and welcome one of Wales’ finest athletes to the town and make it an occasion to remember.