Aberdovey Bike Ride

The Mary Stevens Hospice will have a record number of supporters taking part in the Aberdovey Bike Ride this year!

Jon Tonkinson - Aberdovey bike ride

Local riders to raise money for Stourbridge Hospice at Aberdovey Bike Ride

No less than twenty-seven local people will be raising money for the Mary Stevens Hospice at the annual Aberdovey Bike Ride.

Cyclists from across the country will converge on Wolverhampton, for the start of a one-day, 106-mile charity bike ride from the city out to Aberdovey, Wales.

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the annual event and the number taking part on behalf of the Hospice is the biggest representation the charity has ever had at the event.

Dan Malin, Digital Media & PR Specialist, Mary Stevens Hospice Group said:

“It’s been remarkable really, the challenge is a fantastic and high-profile event in our area, and to know that so many people have taken the opportunity to raise money for our families is so heart-warming.

It’s going to be an incredibly tough challenge for them but in doing so they will honestly change lives for families who rely on our support in their hour of need, and for that we can never truly express our gratitude.

It’s a remarkable group, good luck Team MSH!”

As well as the popular one-day event, there is also a four-day challenge which takes cyclists on a route covering more than 400 miles from Wolverhampton to Aberdovey, via Snowdonia.

The Hospice will have a team representing them in this challenge, “Team Fablass 5”.

Speaking about the additional challenge,

Charlotte Schofield, Head of Fundraising at Mary Stevens Hospice, said:

“Taking part in this event in any capacity is remarkable, and we’re so grateful to our supporters for dedicating so much time and effort to help support us through this event.

However, I do want to pay special mention to the team taking on the 4-day challenge. To tackle something of that magnitude requires a mental and physical capability that is just awe-inspiring and we’re so privileged that they would choose to do something like this for us.

The money they’ve already raised will make an enormous difference to a family here in their hour of need, and we think they’re just the most incredible group of people. Thank you so much.”

Or to find out more about the Aberdovey Bike Ride, please visit www.aberdoveybikeride.co.uk

If you would like to support any of the individual teams or riders taking part in this event for the Hospice, please find their JustGiving pages listed below:

Andrew Acha – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrew-Acha

Andy Floyd – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Andy-Floyd2

Calvin Stevens – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/C-STEVENS

Charlie Chester – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Charlie-Chester3

Chris Harris – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chris-harris64

Daniel Paton – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Daniel-Paton3

Gemma Dhaliwal – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Gemma-Dhaliwal1

John Connor – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/John-Connor6

Jon Tonkinson – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jon-Tonkinson3

Julie Black – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bighillssorebum

Mike Evans – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mike-Evans367

Neil & Matthew Walley – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Neil-Walley1822

Paul Green – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Paul-Green45

Philip Chapman – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/PHILIP-CHAPMAN443

Richard Brooks – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RichardBrooksaberdovey

Richard Wise – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Richard-Wise17

Robert Durham – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Robert-Durham1

Steve Redfern – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SteveRedfern1

Stuart Benyon – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/StuBenyon

Tony Biddlestone – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tony-Biddlestone

Wayne Lloyd – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wayne-lloyd3