Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service staff take on a cycling Tour of Wales

11 members of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service staff, along with volunteers recently undertook a 4-day Tour of Wales cycling event in preparation for their LEJOG challenge in 2023.

They are fundraising for three very worthy Charities - The Firefighter Charity, Cerebral Palsy Cymru and 2 Wish.

The ride saw them set off from Service Headquarters on Day 1, cycling from Carmarthen to Machynlleth in the driving rain.

Day 2 took them into the mountains of Mid-Wales and over the Bwlch Y Groes Pass (also known as Hellfire pass), renowned as one of the hardest cycle routes in Britain and the second highest pass in Wales! They did this not only once but twice and then pressed on through to Newtown.

Day 3 was an early start, with the weather finally on side. They set off from Newtown down through Mid-Wales taking in Rhayader, Builth Wells and Brecon. Then up over the Storey Arms down through Merthyr, and onto the Taf Trail to end a 112-mile day in the centre of Cardiff.

The Final day took the group out past Cardiff Airport and along the coast road into Port Talbot, Swansea and Llanelli. Finally finishing back to where it all started in Service HQ in Carmarthen some 380 miles later.

Justin Lewis our Corporate Head of Organisational Risk who participated in the Tour of Wales said:

“It was a great way to start our winter training preparation for LEJOG and will put us all in good stead for what’s to come in future training events. We had some great support and encouragement along the route, and we would just like to thank everyone that has supported us so far. Foremost of our minds are the 3 charities that we are raising money for, please give what you can in order to help us reach our target."

Keep your eyes peeled for more fundraising events and opportunities to support these troupers.

If you would like to donate in order to show your support, please visit the fundraising page here.