Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for Ynys Môn Rhun ap Iorwerth has congratulated three of his constituents who have conquered a 5,500-mile cycling trip from Istanbul to Holyhead in the name of charity.
Andy Fowell, Steve MacVicar and Roger Thomas have this week completed an incredible journey, cycling from Istanbul through Eastern Europe and across the UK to Holyhead and at last count had raised over £13,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and St David’s Hospice.
Riding back into Holyhead on May 23rd after eight weeks away from home cycling thousands of miles for good causes, Mr ap Iorwerth congratulated the trio and thanked them for their fantastic efforts.
The Ynys Môn AM said:
“I’m pleased to highlight an astonishing charity bike ride, which is now drawing to its close, and to congratulate the three constituents who have been cycling tenaciously since the end of March.
“Andy Fowell, Steve MacVicar and Roger Thomas got in the saddle in Istanbul on 28 March, and since then they’ve cycled an average of 65 miles a day, 5,500 miles in total, through four mountain ranges on what’s known as the Iron Curtain Cycle Trail.
“The ride finished in Holyhead today (Thursday) and I’d hoped to ride the last leg with them. Assembly business means I won’t be able to, but I am pleased to be able to commit to the far less energetic act of sending this message of support.
“They’ve raised over £13,000 for two charities. I know the Motor Neurone Disease Association will be hugely grateful to you, and all of us who support the St David’s Hospice will be delighted to see such a substantial donation being made, as they plan to open a new centre in Holyhead. On behalf of everyone, diolch—thank you.”