Swansea City Community Trust cycle ride for charity
15th December 2015
The Swans Community Trust are back in the saddle after teaming up with Sarn Helen Cycle Events for the second consecutive year to organise a fundraising bike ride.
Coinciding with the Swans' final game of the season, the #CityToCity ride will once again see an army of Jacks cycle nearly 200 miles in aid of the club's official charity.
The ride, kicking off on May 12, 2016, will take the cyclists from the Etihad Stadium down to the Liberty in time to witness the Swans' home clash with Manchester City.
Following the successful 'Ride to the Palace' event at the end of last season that saw a group of 60 Swans cycle from SA1 to Selhurst Park, the ride will build on the partnership with Sarn Helen with the aim of raising more money for the Trust.
Spanning three days of dedication, the 190-mile ride kicks off under the shadow of the Etihad before embarking on the first 80-mile phase to Shrewsbury. The second session then takes riders a further 80 miles to Brecon, before culminating on the final day of the 2015-16 season.
Arriving at the Liberty Stadium after a scenic third leg down through the Swansea Valley, the cyclists will then witness the Swans host Manchester City.
Charlotte Rogers, the Trust's fundraising officer, said: "Swans Community Trust are delighted to once again partner up with Sarn Helen Cycle Events to ride home from Manchester in time for the last match of the season.
"This is a great opportunity for our supporters to get involved, get active and raise funds for Swansea City's official charity. All proceeds raised will enable us to continue to deliver our health, education and youth engagement projects that aim to improve the lives of children, young adults and families in South Wales."
With more than 20 years of cycling experience under their belts, Sarn Helen have organised an array of rides across Europe and the British Isles, raising in excess of £500,000 for a number of charities in the process and are now relishing at the prospect of the partnership."
Richard Smith, Sarn Helen's events director said: "Sarn Helen Cycle Events are delighted to once again be working in partnership with the Swans Community Trust on the City to City Charity Bike Ride.
"The Trust does some fantastic work in the local community to promote a healthier lifestyle and we welcome the opportunity to support such initiatives through encouraging people of all ages to take up cycling."
With accommodation, a matchday ticket, bus travel to Manchester, day-time drinks, breakfast, specifically prepared meals and snacks, as well as a commemorative jersey included in the registration fee of £150, the riders will also be entitled to 15% discount on bike and kit purchases at Action Bikes Swansea. They are then required to raise a further £600 in the build up to the ride, with the proceeds, as well as 10% of Action Bike's sales to registered riders, going towards the Trust's projects.
Riders up to the challenge can register HERE.