YTFC Get Pedalling for Headway Somerset is a Huge Success

YTFC Get Pedalling for Headway Somerset is a Huge Success

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Posted in General News

With a staggering 274 miles to cover Get Pedalling started on Tuesday 17th July where the team safely landed in Cork courtesy of Aer Lingus, shortly followed by their bikes via boat.

The team for Group 5, including Jones Building Group's very own David Jones, Darren Robins, Tom White and Dave Smith, were in high spirits on Wednesday morning ready to embark on their 4 day adventure across Ireland for Headway Somerset.

After a 26 mile start and still going strong, the team had their first well deserved food stop and enjoyed the panoramic scenery the Emerald Isle had to offer. The afternoon brought the team to their highest point on the first day where they enjoyed some spectacular views.

Day 2 brought the group together in anticipation to conquer a phenomenal 19 mile hill, the biggest on the route, before a much appreciated ride on the flat to Galway during the afternoon. Having already cycled across Cork and Limerick, Galway was the group’s next destination and then on to Tullamore.

With 209 miles in the bag and 65 to go the team were looking forward to some flat riding after the gruelling 19 mile hill they had to face the previous day. They made it to their well-deserved lunch break ahead of schedule whilst taking in the views at Shannonbridge. With the finishing line now within sight the team continued their journey to Tullamore.

Nothing was going to get in the way of their victory and 274 miles down, some sore legs and a few punctures later the team finally made it to Dublin safe and sound.

Huge congratulations go to all of the teams taking part in this year’s Get Pedalling. With their determination and all of the support they have received they were able to raise money for Headway Somerset; a charity who helps people to live as independent life as possible following brain injury.

There's still time to make a donation in recognition of the team’s sterling effort. Please visit Darren’s Just Giving page where any donation (no matter how small) will be gratefully received. Please remember to mark your donation with Gift Aid if you are a UK tax payer.

The team arrive safely in Cork courtesy of Aer Lingus
Shortly followed by their bikes via boat
Get pedalling sets off with the team in great spirits
After a 26 mile ride the group enjoy their first food stop
Views from the highest point on day 1
Group 5 enjoying the flatlands between Galway to Tullamore
Enjoying the views at Shannonbridge on Day 3
The team made great progress on day 3 whilst flat riding
274 miles later they have made it to Dublin!

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